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I Have Trouble Dealing With Criticism

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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 way we do things. Even for an example you write a story in here or comment about something. Sometimes we all give advice to each one...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 61-65, F Jan 29, 2012

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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 affecting it. I correct those who are wrong, not to chastise, but to teach. No one's in any trouble, I just want to show them...
    Dragonogh Dragonogh 18-21, M Mar 15, 2014

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    I don't deal with criticism.

    I simply don't take it or ignore it completely. Jokes on you.
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M Nov 5, 2015

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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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    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 work in my art class and was so proud of it.. I loved it and thought it was the best i had ever done.. But then my...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F Feb 16, 2013

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    My brain can process criticism.

    I know when it's true or when people are being unfair, and I'm okay with that. But in that very moment I cannot control my emotions. My eyes will get watery and if I don't cry immediately, I'll definitely cry afterwards. It's so frustrating. I am okay with criticism, I just can...
    Annelina Annelina 18-21, F Jan 23

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    So much so, I basically avoid asking people's

    opinions on things that could be criticized. I feel like even if they don't mean to, that They're aiming hateful words purposefully at me and god it's sorta stupid but I honestly think that.
    taacct taacct 22-25, F Jun 21, 2015

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    Really pissed off at my mom right now.

    I wanted to try to open up to people, and I joined a choir group today. The whole time, my mom was being extremely rude about it, asking when she could leave, making it obvious that she was annoyed... She left early, leaving me there almost in tears with my boyfriend and his...
    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F Sep 12, 2014

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    fmhamg fmhamg 41-45, F 2 Responses May 3, 2015

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    I used to, now with better knowledge I don't

    have trouble with criticism but I have trouble with ignorants!
    FierceFox FierceFox 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I hate being critised,

    for some reason I can't deal with it and I have no idea why. I honestly do not know why I am like this. I sometimes think it is because I have set the highest standards for myself, and if I don't reach them, I will insult myself until i hate myself.
    bananabacon bananabacon 26-30, F 2 Responses May 31, 2015

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    I hate people who talk shi* on people

    for No apparent reason like some dumb crap just to get into a fight. Ppl like that need to get their A$$ kicked!
    MelanieG345 MelanieG345 16-17 1 Response Jun 22, 2015

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    Parental Criticism

    I remember very clearly being told by my mother, "That's unacceptable behavior!"  It really had an effect on my self-esteem.  Now at the age of 40-something, I still feel unacceptable by my family and do not deal well with criticism.  Parents, be aware of...
    Smeetoo Smeetoo 41-45 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

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    I hate when anyone say anything against my

    opinion. it makes me feel stupid like what I had to say was wrong. I guess that you I try to be a perfectionist so Noone can criticize me.
    marckengenie1 marckengenie1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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 hurt easily. It's a weird conundrum.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F Mar 13, 2014

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    Criticism.....almost Killed Me

    Growing up in a home that lacked love and affection was very disheartening. Criticism was always around. My great aunt would always find something I never or couldnt do right. It didnt matter if it was my looks, or just the way I make my bed up in the mornings. Nothing was ever...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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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 laboured even for a Baroque slow movement. Good attention to detail and some pleasing bow work showing in the...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Criticism never bugged me

    until this year. I guess cause alot of things changed idk but anyone I'm around comments on my weight, how I look, or just me being me. My friends and family do it and its starting to kill me. I mean seriously I'm only 5'3 and I weight 110 pounds i know I'm not overweight I know...
    lilly756 lilly756 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

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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 thing at all I feel.I try not to put people down.If i have some one to talk to some one . I tr to talk to them.But tell them I care to .I just...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2012

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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, 2014

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    Well ever since I can remember I've wanted to

    act. Be in movies. And i'm really passionate about . I've acted a few times at school and the other day this boy at school asked me what I wanted to do when I am older. I said I want to be an actor. He laughed and said 'You?! Be an actor?!' He told me I am terrible at acing. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    my boyfriend said that I was fat today.

    I don't know what to do it how to feel. I feel broken and hurt. I know I'm fat, but for him to say it.. it got to me bad. now I'm planning on not eating. heh.. won't work though, I'm sure.
    katiena katiena 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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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 idea or project and prove themselves worthy in the face of adversity.Not me.I'm a perfectionist, for starters - when I do something...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Mar 21, 2013

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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 opposite... i sort of get really really sad... in some cases it makes me depressed... i know its silly i should not feel this...
    rabbyx7xafc rabbyx7xafc 18-21, M 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    Even constructive criticism hits me like a

    brick to the head. I handle someone pointing out a flaw in a statement but outright criticism to something I've worked on or put effort into just makes me want to cry. I suppose I could be called "overly sensitive" but sometimes a little bit of tact, if someone said "I'd...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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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 that has to criticize everyone about everything.  Usually its cause they dont agree with you.  OKAY your allowed to disagree.  But they are just plain...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Aug 24, 2011

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Mar 21, 2013

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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 edge my gf said I shouldn't do it. Even though that's the only similarity in the whole song. I deleted and erased everything about the song...
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M Mar 17, 2014

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    I Hate Being Criticized

    Criticism makes me mad, so that's why I don't criticize others or surround myself around others who criticize. Criticism is like humiliation to me, and I don't see it as acting in a very respectful manner, because to me humiliation is not respectful. All it does is tear the...
    littlesweethoney littlesweethoney 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    im like really really sensitive.

    someone once commented on my book that I posted on this website and they said I spelled a word wrong and I deleted it straight away. I cant handle it sometimes, I take it the wrong way. I guess im just easily offended.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    What makes moronic critics Women can blame

    periods And if some on ep are men Or were men Then what is their excuse Well Maybe they are sensitive Like me But disconnected compassion To survive the cruel Or they are trump followers Or cruz followers Or carson followers Or they read self...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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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 ironic....Is something wrong with me? Because I never joke with them if they make a fault or something else! But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 18, 2007

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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 bathroom and cry
    mumfree mumfree 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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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 that some criticism is critical, and can be vital, but that doesn't stop me from feeling attacked by it. It's just one of my 'things...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    Most do. So Me feels human

    after tantrums.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 8, 2015

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    On the outside, I laugh/shrug it off,

    but inside I'm dying. I know you can't please everyone, but criticism still upsets me.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2015

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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 is really helpfull and sensitive to my need to please others so its working really well with her. Even still it...
    LOST27 LOST27 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2007

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    Sometimes I'll never know

    if it was helpful or filled with malice because I tune a lot of stuff out
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause 22-25, M Jan 22

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    So much so, that I avoid talking

    and people call me rude and disrespectful.
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, T Jun 28, 2014

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    Often people criticize seeking to cause pain,

    hurt you... using your intime shared fears or insecurities on you to intensify the negative feeling.Mostly these persons suffers from the same condition they are remarking on you, way higher, or worse, the have so much issues they are the ones who should be in front of the mirror...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2015

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    I had a personal best yesterday.

    At work, I had to deal with a patient who chewed my *** out over everything, no matter what it was. Even if it didn't pertain to her, she was going to let me know how she felt I was doing it wrong. At first, it really upset me. But then I was able to get over it and have a good...
    ladypirates0007 ladypirates0007 22-25, F Jan 28

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    Hello all! I normally take advice -

    when in need of counseling and when I ask for it. I take suggestions, again, when I ask. My friends and close ones know it. I take opinions, in debates... that's a situation when opinions are normally welcome. I'd say that's all constructive. The thing about criticism is that...
    MarcieRachelFCC MarcieRachelFCC 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I want to be a writer.

    I've written a novel but I don't know what to do with it because the publishing industry scares/depresses me and every time anyone criticizes me, I descend into suicidal/homicidal despair. Since criticism is a part of being a writer...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2015

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