Hearing critical feedback about yourself can be difficult. After all, who likes to hear a list of negative things about themselves, especially when the points are true?
Nevertheless, it’s important to be able to hear and take critical feedback without getting defensive. People who can take constructive criticism are able to make positive changes. That means they can start performing at a higher level.
If you tend to get defensive when receiving feedback, you probably won’t grow in the same way as those who can hear critical feedback objectively. It's a skill you can work on.
Here’s how you can take critical feedback without getting defensive.