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magician5

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Re: Etiquette of criticism/disagreement
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2009, 08:15:11 AM »
Something I should have learned long, long ago, both regarding giving criticism and receiving it: "Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a good thing to say." (Credit for that goes to Will Durant)

And, as I have figured out over the years, regarding someone's disagreement with you or poor opinion of you: you don't have to win. Declining to fight the battle isn't the same as losing, and it's usually a lot less taxing on the emotions.
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Re: Etiquette of criticism/disagreement
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009, 10:56:08 PM »
"I'm just being honest" isn't an excuse for making hurtful comments that have no constructive value.
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Re: Etiquette of criticism/disagreement
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2009, 03:45:00 PM »
If you hurt someone with your criticism, apologize. It may be something that they need to hear, but if you upset them the message will be lost.

If someone has taken your criticism to heart and changed something, take notice! Trying to change can be hard.