How do you handle feedback? When someone gives us feedback, especially how we can improve, it is often tempting to become defensive. Think about it this way. The person that gave you constructive feedback cares enough to tell you. By telling you they most likely want to help you improve and succeed. For some people giving feedback can also be difficult.
How you receive feedback may be off-putting and could actually discourage someone from mentoring you. Take into account who it is coming from and if you are inclined to become defensive it is always safe to say, “Thank you for taking the time out to tell me that. I’ll have to think about that.”
How do you handle feedback in the workplace, or at home?