Why It’s So Hard to Take Criticism

Jason Henry
5 min readJun 24, 2022
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I was going to start off by saying that I feel uniquely qualified to talk about this but then I remembered that this problem was a lot more common than I first thought.

In a way, it felt kind of good to know that I wasn’t alone when it came to failing to accept criticism gracefully. I feared it would cost me jobs and relationships, and lead to an inflexibility when it came to adapting to change.

Jason Henry

Former Edu. Psychologist | Current Writer | Constant Learner | “By your stumbling the world is perfected.”