Criticize In a Calm Way to Get a Solution

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Insult MemeAndy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Criticism is a tricky thing. There are many people we may find easy to criticize, be it sarcasm, with a joke or even with anger. However, the best thing to do is avoid all these temptations, and criticize in a manner that is helpful rather than hurtful.

Because honestly, even jokes that make fun of someone in a “nice way” are hurtful. And hurting the feelings of someone you really care about, someone you have to deal with regularly, or even someone you’ll never see again isn’t good for you or them. Guilt and anger are feelings that affect your health and your day, and it’s much more beneficial to calmly explain what’s bothering you to find a solution.

As a motivational keynote speaker, I know that people are stressed, angry,  and overwhelmed. Sometimes you might snap, but as soon as you realize your mistake, apologize and focus on a solution. Next time, it will be easier to deal with problems in a calm and rational manner from the start. Whenever you present an issue in an appropriate way, feelings may still get hurt, but not to the in as the same as yelling and hurling insults to someone. This brings a friendly way whereby you are far more likely to be able to work things out with the person.

A conversation that starts with yelling may result to unresolved disputes. It’s advisable that you approach criticism delicately. And also be able to come up with a solution.

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