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

“I’ll Coach You if You’ll Coach Me”

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.

Co-coaching: An alternative to psychotherapy, counseling, or coaching.

Skip the Criticism, Give Feedback Instead

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.

Learn to minimize sting to increase the odds that your concerns will be heard.

Criticism Sucks

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.

Subtle criticism hurts as much as getting ripped a new one

Take It or Toss It? How to Evaluate Criticism

By Susan Biali Haas M.D.

A simple framework to determine if criticism is destructive or constructive

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Why and When Criticism Is Good

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

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.

Transforming Criticism into Connection

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP

The Art of Constructive Criticism

By Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D.

Soft Criticism

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.

Forget Familiarity, Why Intimacy Breeds Contempt

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.

Thirty Reasons You Get Criticized and Best Ways to Handle It

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.

A 5-Step Survival Guide to Handling Criticism

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

5 Steps to End Any Fight

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.

Confronting Others to Confront Themselves

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.

What's Wrong With Criticism

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.

Non-Judgment Day

By Toni Bernhard J.D.

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

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.

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

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.

Why Some People Refuse to Apologize

By Guy Winch Ph.D.