How to handle CRITICISM

  • August 20 2019


Criticism is necessary. How it is expressed is important. Always start with a positive and then say here are some ideas to do it in a better way.


Those who learn to handle criticism with discernment live in less conflict and command more respect wherever they go.

When criticised ask yourself three questions. Is it beneficial? Is it true? Is the Intention Noble?


Handling criticism is no different. It doesn’t matter how you take it, so long as you don’t let it wreck your self-esteem, you are okay.

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This article was first published in the February 2015 issue of Tattvaloka, the Splendour of Truth. Tattvaloka is published under the aegis of the illustrious 9th century Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, and the Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri. This article is courtesy and copyright Tattvaloka ( You can subscribe online at . Cost is Rs 496/ for one year (12 monthly issues) print, Rs 1,390 for three years, Rs 11,900 for Lifetime subscription.

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