Question by  elaine (450)

What can I do about people who constantly criticize?


Answer by  AdamG (137)

Dicey question. If it's boss, show your value in a subtle but definite way. If it's family, either tell them the issue isn't really a problem with you and that you can handle yourself just fine if they back off.


Answer by  Danie (993)

You can slowly start learning to ignore them or take what they say less seriously. If they are always so critical, it is a sign they are unhappy with themselves and choose the cowardly way of showing it by attacking you verbally. Remember that next time you hear something bad from them.


Answer by  Marsha (2337)

The constant criticism is probably bringing you and others down. If you feel comfortable with this person, privately take them aside and tell them what you see. Say you notice they are always criticizing and it makes them unpleasant to be around. If they don't stop, then just try to ignore it or separate yourself from that person.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

First, ask them specifically how they would do it. Then ask them to demonstrate, since you haven't been able to do it right per their criteria. After they have done the work, state you'll do as they've shown, and if they continue to criticize, then only they themselves can do it right.

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