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I Have Trouble Dealing With Criticism

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    My Pet Hate - My pet hate, is when people tell me some advice, or what they would call "constructive criticism". Its not only bringing the thoughts of the issues I ALREADY KNOW I...
    Daisypie Daisypie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    Crying.. - Although I like getting criticism, because then I can do it better the next time, I don't know how to deal with it and start crying most of the time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 23, 2007

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    Heheh - I'm perfect.  I make no mistakes ;) so stop your damn criticism!! ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 26, 2010

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    If You're Having Problems Finding A Job... - This might help!How To Get A Job When There Are None Many people rely on "Help Wanted" advertisements to find employment. Don't! Look...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 3, 2012

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    Criticism Makes Me Crumble - Some people are somehow motivated by criticism. It's like a challenge to them - they feel that they can prove critics wrong. They work hard at their...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    I Take It The Wrong Way - Doesnt matter if its minor or constructuve i always get upset or angry when i get criticism i feel like whatever i did was inferior or that i failed...
    Rotny Rotny 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    Sometimes. - Sometimes, I can just shrug off all the criticism. But other times it just cuts right through
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M Jul 29, 2012

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    Hello Critic - Criticism can either build up or destroy me. The dictionary definition of "critic" is: one who judges with severity; one who censures or finds fault". I have one of...
    jiggstrixie92 jiggstrixie92 51-55, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    Think Before You Speak -
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Feedback - 'Sicilienne Stand a little more securely, it helps if you are nervous. A well chosen piece and your fingerwork is progressing well. The trills were good but a little...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I've Always Been Sensitive - I've always been sensitive when someone would give me any type of criticism. Even constructive, when i was younger i would cry about it, but as i got...
    cortcort cortcort 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    I Get Mad When Someone Criticizes Me. - These feelings are so awful, they are unhealthy and I know that I need to fight them. Whenever someone criticizes me I feel like I'm going...
    thepictureofmylife thepictureofmylife 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    Is It Me? - I don't kno why I can't take criticism I never insult no one, not when I'm serious and not when I'm joking I always try to be kind and considerate to other peoples...
    Tran888 Tran888 31-35 Apr 5, 2012

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    Dealing With It - When ever there is criticism I am angered by it. I feel like I did a **** job and I could have done better. When critiqued don't be surprised if I run in to the...
    mumfree mumfree 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Hate the Criticism - I have always hated criticism however I've always been so generous in doling it out to myself.  I've recently learned about personality types and learned...
    want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    I Can't Help But Take It Personally... - I don't know what it is or why it is, I just don't do well with criticism. I'm trying to get better at it, but I just always seem to take...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2008

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    And I Don't Know Why - It depends on what setting I'm in.... I would never criticize a stranger, I so strongly hate gossip and i look for people who won't criticize in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21, 2012

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    A Very Difficult Red Pill - To swallow is criticism. Maybe it is because of the whole 'autism spectrum disorder' label or a lifetime of feeling at regular intervals that I was a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 28, 2010

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    It's very weird for me. And I think it's because I have traces of autism. I can deal out criticism obnoxiously well; my whole nature is observing the world around me. And...
    Dragonogh Dragonogh 16-17, M Mar 15

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    But only when it's from people who look down on me.
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I'm My Own Worse Critic - Really just how someone goes about criticizing you. If they give you suggestions on how to improve, it's fine. But just saying you or whatever you did...
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    Just Kidding! - Many people say that they're just kidding and they have no idea how they hurt me with their "jokes"....I have three friends and they're very sarcastic and...
    Apobird Apobird 22-25, F 3 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Get Criticism, Will Cry - I have trouble dealing with criticism without crying. My dad always made me cry when he yelled at at me for whatever.
    hspblue hspblue 56-60 Nov 27, 2011

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    Issues - I have had trouble dealing with criticism since I was a kid. I don't care if it was meant to be "constructive criticism" or not...I always felt bad after hearing...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F May 28, 2012

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    Ugh! - people in life who cirtise are either jealous or want somehtin that they can never have thats my opinion if my parents are not ciritisin they are grand when they are its...
    ccdo ccdo 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    I Just Cant Handle It - For some weird reason, i just cant handle any sort of criticism... its not like I get angry when some one criticizes me... in most cases its the complete...
    rabbyx7xafc rabbyx7xafc 18-21, M May 13, 2013

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    Not All Criticism - Just nasty criticism. If it is constructive and given with a kind tone of voice, I am happy to listen and learn, but if people have only mean things to say...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 28, 2012

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    Growing Anger - It builds up, festering. I take their criticism harsh or otherwise, i show no signs of unpleasantries or distress and just out an enormous screech inside my head...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 18-21, F Apr 11, 2012

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    Assuming it's not constructive. By that, I mean. I won't take criticism unless if it's the constructive kind.
    YukiSohma YukiSohma 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    My Ruptured Heart - I have trouble dealing with it whether it is for the good or bad..I feel like that since it isn't perfect then neither am i and it's not true.. I did a piece of...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F Feb 16, 2013

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    Criticism The Root To All Evil - I'm writing this article in regards to criticism in everyones life and here at Experience Project. We all have our ideas,thought processes,and the...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F Jan 29, 2012

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    I Hate When People Criticize Others For Non-conformity - If your out and about hurting people, than thats one thing to be critical of.  However I absolutely cannot stand the filth...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Aug 24, 2011

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    Why Do I Care? - I've always had trouble dealing with criticism. It's like, whenever someone criticizes me on anything, this defense mechanism kicks in. I all of a sudden get...
    Musicality95 Musicality95 18-21, F Jun 23, 2012

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    Brother Troubles - I have big troubles with my brother somebody help me please !! I really don't want to lose him but sometimes he make me so mad and he talk to me so bad and i don...
    SARAH098 SARAH098 22-25, F Nov 17, 2012

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    Me Myself And I - I think I prob criticizes myself the most.
    js110554 js110554 18-21, F Jun 18, 2012

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    I Hate Being Told "How" To Do Things - I don't mind being told what to do. Naturally you'll be doing things in accordance to a plan or a certain procedure, whether you...
    personlized personlized 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    I Actually Physically Withdraw... - I have a really low tollerence to being criticised - I think just because I was never good enough (and am still not) growing up.  I know...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    People Talk Be Hind My Back - It is terrible when people talk be hind your back.I feel if they wanted to know what you are doingto come and talk to you.I wonder what they are doing...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    I Don't Take Well To Criticism - Everytime anybody criticizes me I have a defense mechanism. I completely shut down and become numb. I go into my own little world.
    Deelickable Deelickable 36-40, F Jun 25, 2012

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    If it's delivered correctly I'm USUALLY ok with it, it's just when I feel insulted or belittled along with the "criticism" that it becomes a problem. I'm tough but my feelings get...
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Don't Do Will When People Put Me Down - I put myself down .And I don't need some one to put me down.It sress me out.If you don't have any thing good to say about me.Dont say in...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2012

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    I wrote a song and it was actually quite beautiful. But because the first line "there's something wrong with my life today" sounds too much like the first line in living on the...
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I Take It Way Too Personally, ... - I take it way too personally, whether or not it's meant to be. I try so hard to get over it, past it, around it, something but then someone...
    DharmaG DharmaG 46-50, F May 8, 2007

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    Absolutely, Completely Crushed and Mortified - I have always been SO confident and proud about my academic writing skills. I have rarely recieved any grade lower than an 'A' on an...
    OrangeSky44 OrangeSky44 26-30, F 11 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Critics - I imagine Criticism is like pointing a gun to themselves.
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M Aug 13, 2012

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    Good Topic! - Its horrible, I am extreemly sensitive. Mostly when it comes to the job i am doing. I work my *** off and so when i recieve neg. feedback it crushes me. My supervisor...
    LOST27 LOST27 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2007

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    It Wasn't Always This Way - But now it kills me to hear "no" or that I just messed everything up. I would like to hope that if I learn something, I learned it correctly. It does...
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2011

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    Criticism Kills Me - I don't deal with criticism really well.. I guess I don't have much self-confedence in myself. I take criticism really personal.. mostly when it comes from...
    27sammi 27sammi 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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