The Right Way to Give a Critique
The worst thing you can do if you want to get somebody to listen to you is to criticize him or her.
As human beings, we hate being criticized. When attacked we attack back.
And we attack even when we are in the wrong. Right or wrong has nothing to do with it.
Many of us fall into the trap of thinking, “I know I am right, so I’m going to tell the others how silly they are!” It’s tempting, but it doesn’t work.
If you have the self-control and the presence of mind to put aside the needs of your own ego and say, “I’ve got a problem. Will you help me?” you are much more likely to get cooperation from the other person.Share on Facebook