Are you a meaning-making machine ?

Embracing Negative Feedback - How to use feedback for personal growth

The most initial response to negative feedback needs to be a vote of thanks.

In your life, you will find a lot of people who praise you and agree with you. Finding people who are genuinely honest to give you the feedback that may not be appeasing, is a rarity.
So if you do find people who, in whatever connotation of your character, find the strength to tell you how they perceive your actions and words, you must thank them.


What you mean, say or how you perceive things are not necessarily similar to what others hear, assume or understand.
This difference in perception is the only absolute truth in any circumstance.

Most often our  instinctive reaction is  that we  automatically protect ourselves when people scrutinize us in an unsolicited manner - even if we secretly know that the evidence or feedback, we're receiving is true.

If you have significant goals to be achieved in life, it is wise to consider learning from the viewpoint of others. How could we ever grow to our full capabilities if we instinctively reject views or perspectives that vary from our own? Constructive criticism can either make us antagonistic or superior human beings.


Even if the advice we get seems aggressive or insulting, unpleasant criticism, we can still choose to learn from it. Some people will tell us what they think we want to hear,  but these people can seldom be trusted to tell the truth.

It is wise to seek out and listen to neutral feedback and even request it sometimes, especially from people we can trust.

If we don't aim to cultivate, cultivate, enhance and become better avatars of ourselves, feedback will be irrelevant to us.

If  individual growth and professional advancement is of significance for us, then through honest feedback, we can gain invaluable perception into a situation or precedence of our evolution.