What Happens When You Ask Your Friends to Rate You

“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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