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Posts Tagged ‘Criticism’

How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

What does it mean to have “thick skin?” Usually, it means a person is able to take criticism, insults, and unpleasant information without getting too emotional and riled up about it. A person who doesn’t have thick skin can be very sensitive and over-reactive. You’ll often find them yelling, crying, or being defensive whenever they […]

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9 Tips on How to Be Honest With Someone Without Being Negative

Throughout my life I find people often struggle with how to be honest with someone without sounding too negative. For example, how often do you hear someone say something really hurtful, but then they quickly follow it up with, “I’m just being honest.” That’s a common excuse we say when we know we’ve just been […]

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Pay Attention to the Feedback You Get in Life

Our minds are a lot like a feedback loop. We process information from our environment, we respond to it through our actions, and then we get new information back based on the effects of those actions. This cycle continues as we continue to adapt and change to new situations in our lives. One key to […]

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Don’t Talk About Others Behind Their Back

Talking about others behind their back is a bad habit to have. Often it encourages gossip, rumors, and criticism that we normally wouldn’t say to a person’s face. What do we have to gain from this? Not much but some cheap entertainment. Maybe we’ll get some laughs and praise from our peers, but talking about […]

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Why We Ignore Advice When We Need It The Most

Our minds can be incredibly stubborn when they cling to old beliefs and perspectives. This is because everyone’s beliefs are susceptible to a range of cognitive biases, or distorted patterns of thinking, which can hinder our learning and knowledge of how the world really works. Due to these biases, we often ignore important advice or […]

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