Open to Criticism

It's hard not to get defensive when feeling criticized. But change often depends on how one delivers or hears criticism. Cover image: Shutterstock

Why and When Criticism Is Good

By Donna Flagg
Do you allow feedback to shape your best self?

16 Quick Surefire Tips For Handling Stubborn People

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
When to push, when to give up?

People Posting Vile, Hateful Comments: What’s That About?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
People posting cruel comments can be very interesting, psychologically

Transforming Criticism into Connection

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP
Four ways to make that hard conversation bring you closer

The Art of Constructive Criticism

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.
Are you a constructive critic or just critical?

Soft Criticism

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
The art of gentle correction -- it's not about offering praise.

Forget Familiarity, Why Intimacy Breeds Contempt

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
You can't step on someone's toes if you're walking in their shoes.

Three Little Words You Long to Hear: “It’s Their Fault.”

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Avoiding blame feels good now but cripples you later.

Thirty Reasons You Get Criticized and Best Ways to Handle It

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
... and 14 questions to ask yourself before you strike back.

A 5-Step Survival Guide to Handling Criticism

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
When comments turns destructive, put on the brakes while you still can.

5 Steps to End Any Fight

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Arguing threatens your relationship and your health. Learn how to disarm.

Confronting Others to Confront Themselves

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.

How to confront others to best motivate them to confront themselves.

What's Wrong With Criticism

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
How to ruin a perfectly good relationship.

Non-Judgment Day

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Judging others is a recipe for our own suffering.

Four Steps to Relationship Repair With The H-E-A-L Technique

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
New Therapist-Developed Strategies to Rebuild Trust & Love

Don't Sleep with Your Critic (And 4 More Feedback Tips)

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Choose carefully who to get your feedback from.

Why Some People Refuse to Apologize

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
4. They don't ever want to let anyone else off the hook.