Receiving criticism in action

Receiving criticism in action: List a time when you received a put down

Think back to a put down you received and go through what you would have liked to have said to them (HINT: Aim for an assertive response and avoid aggressive or sarcastic retorts).


This can be a frustrating exercise but it’s worthwhile as tomorrow you get to role play the scenario which is usually very cathartic.


Receiving Criticism in action: Role Play

Keep the example you selected yesterday in mind and role play with someone close to you how you could have handled it better using the three steps of how to distance yourself from defensiveness listed in Monday’s series post. You might be self-conscious during role playing but it’s worth persevering as this is a very effective exercise.


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