Constructive criticism can sometimes feel like an assault on our personal value, but the ability to open to healthy advice¬†without being defensive helps us perceive parts of our work, personality and behavior that we may be blind to. Remembering that our behavior isn’t who we are, allows us listen without feeling slighted. Critical feedback is less about who we are than it is about what we’ve said or done. When we don’t take offense, we hear it from a more detached perspective, which allows us to absorb the information, modify our behavior if necessary, improve our performance and…

Grow.