“Once I got past the blows to my ego, the criticism, though it stung, was actually pretty useful.”
Here’s an interesting (and slightly anxiety-provoking) experiment for you.
GQ breaks down what happened when Clay Skipper asked his friends and family to rate him across a series of categories.
He learned a lot about himself in the process and now believes opening ourselves up to criticism from people who truly know us can be a counterbalance to the superficiality of feedback we get on social media.
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