Receiving feedback: Tips for sensitive souls

For my whole life I have been incredibly sensitive to feedback in which I detect even the tiniest hint of criticism. I am also prone to finding criticism where it probably doesn’t exist at all. Being sensitive is not necessarily a character flaw — in fact, being sensitive can mean enjoying an array of nuanced positive emotions associated with a sensitive disposition, as well as being associated with high creativity, empathy, and self-awareness. But being particularly sensitive to criticism can make life difficult. It can be embarrassing to feel your composure crumble in the face of such a frequent, necessary, and incredibly useful aspect of life.

Read More »