"Constructive Criticism" -- No Thanks! When someone offers to play "devil's advocate" or give you some "constructive criticism," watch out. They could have some valid points but they may see you through the frame of their own (negative, jealous, limited) lens. Sure, we need feedback but you don't need help gathering hard knocks in life. Most of us get more than enough.
Here are synonyms for criticism: bash, blister, blame, blast, censure, chastise, chide, clobber,disparage, dress down, exhort, find fault, knock, lambast, nag, nit pick, rip, roast, scathe, and zap. None of that can be good for you.Read More