How do you deal with feedback to you?
• Jakarta, Indonesia
24 Jul 12
I think our personalities can be better, if we want to introspection and consider feedback. Feedback should not be taken for granted, but heard, thought and consideration. We have received feedback that comes from a lot of people (objective feedback).
24 Jul 12
That's simple. Just follow your heart. You remind me of an article on literature textbook for pupils, which tells a story about how a young horse crosses a river. As a Chinese, you must have read that. The article summerizes that we should not take others'advice before critically thinking. Because nobody knows us better than ourselves. Thus, people's suggestion can be regarded as reference at most. And we'd better think twice before taking it or dropping it. That is my point about it for your reference.
• United States
24 Jul 12
Everyone's got their own right to have an opinion of their own. Whether their feedbacks or advices are solicited or not, I try to receive each of these as objectively as I can. Some may sting me a bit, but it can only hurt me as far as I let it to. It does help to learn from both good and bad feedbacks, but it is also more beneficial if we are to listen with a clear mind; not all bad advices are bad, and not all good advices are good, it is up to us to determine which are useful for us or not. After all, a person who always do as he's told without regard for his own self will end up not pleasing anyone. Least of all, himself. We can never please everybody, but we can always be ourselves and please a few.
24 Jul 12
I tried my best to thank everyone whether I like their feedbacks or not. I still read or listen to their feedback but it is really up to me if I will consider them or not. Besides, they are all personal opinions/advices and it is up to us to decide which one is suited or best for us. They say that one of the greatest mistakes it to believe in everything you have read or heard. You still have to weigh things first and see if they are really appropriate because some advice may suit one but not to others.
25 Jul 12
I usually like to accept any form of feedback, whether they are constructive criticism or just plain trash. I appreciate feedback because there are times when I do get self-centered and pride takes over me. I know I am good but it doesn’t translate to being perfect. When I do receive feedback, I try to do some self-reflection toward the manner and content of the feedback. I try to judge whether it really applies to me or the sender is just making me furious over empty words. So, I took what is useful and forget the other useless stuff. Of course, I try to listen and eb objective. In the end, it will be me who will be the judge whether the feedback can really help or not.