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Receiving Criticism Series

Last week we looked at asking questions to those that criticize us (negative inquiry). This week we explore how to agree with valid criticism, a technique called negative assertion.   The following steps are only relevant to situations where you believe the criticism not to be malicious

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Last week we examined how to distance ourselves from defensiveness, this week we explore the strategy of asking questions, a technique called negative inquiry.   Ask Questions; Negative Inquiry   This can be scary at first but it does get much easier with practice. Ask questions to better understand what

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At the times in my life when I have faced criticism I found it difficult not to take it as a personal assault. What was the most challenging was when those words were spoken by those closest to me, those that knew me well -

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