Deconstructing Criticism: Receiving It

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is great advice. Thank you for this. I am going to try and implement some of these techniques with my wife’s criticism.

  2. Zack says:

    I have a fourth question that may also be helpful: How big is this dude?

    Or to put it another way: Can I take him?

    Generally, if you can just use brute force to intimidate your critics into silence, then you don’t have to deal with any criticism at all. I have found this to be the cleanest route…

    The downside to this approach is that if you happen to be small or a geeky-looking individual, then you have to be really creative to accomplish the necessary intimidation.
    Blackmail, for example, can be useful…

  3. Veronica Greear says:

    What a great topic for the week! Such easily applicable principles for how to take it. I always say one of the things that God blessed me with in J.D. is his ability to deal with criticism. SO many of my pastor wife friends say this is what makes their job terrible, but for us, it really isn’t. And it isn’t bc we don’t GET criticism, it’s really bc J.D. operates from the perspective you wrote above. Great job and thanks for the reminder!

  4. Phil White says:

    Criticise JD, sure. Criticise Veronica, NO WAY……….. : )

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