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4. Criticism – taking it, giving it

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Conflict isn’t so bad
  • Unbottle your feelings
  • Stop being your own worst enemy
  • Criticizing others
  • Taking criticism
  • Top ways to take and give criticism

‘In my old, non-assertive days, I used to dread conflict of any kind. I’d do anything to avoid an argument. It was partly because I didn’t believe in myself and also because I hated people being unpleasant to each other. Now I see that conflict can, if handled properly, be a good thing.’

Andrea Butler, MD of a publishing company

You?

Do you try to avoid conflict at all costs? Think honestly about how you behave in awkward situations.

People who try to avoid conflict are often non-assertive, passive types. Similarly, those who always ...

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