How I Deal With Negative Feedback
I love feedback. Positive and negative. If it’s negative and mean to others, I block the user. If it’s negative about me, I read it to determine if it’s a personal criticism or of my work. Then, I ask myself these questions:
1. Is it valid? If so I take a look at it and answer. I don’t think of feedback on my work as positive or negative, I look at it as valid or invalid.
2. Do they just disagree with my opinion?
If they just disagree, I look to see if I can better explain myself. If I can’t I thank them for their feedback and leave it at that. I don’t take it personally. Life is too short and if we agreed about everything, life would be boring. But, if they disagree with facts, then I post the facts n a clear way and thank them for their time.
3. Is the person being negative; ignorant, or just a douche?
Here is the difference between being ignorant and being a douche:
Ignorance is a lack of knowledge because someone is not educated about a particular topic. Ignorance can be fixed with education.
Douche: Ignorance with malice. The ignorant person not only refuses to accept the facts, but chooses to claim the ignorant stance with the intent of hurting someone else’s feelings; or hope that anyone who disagrees fails.
I block douches. Ignorant people just need more information.