First, it’s important to understand that there is good criticism and bad criticism. Accepting criticism does not mean you have to happily endure personal insults, rudeness, or pointless pin-pricking from anyone. This is bad criticism. A good critic–or one who offers constructive criticism–will build you up as a person, make meaningful suggestions, and
help you reach your full potential. This is why we use the word constructive: it reinforces the importance of building a person up and making them better. When you seek out criticism from others, ensure you are receiving high-quality, edifying, constructive criticism–good criticism.