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  • The good form of criticism is known as constructive criticism; it offers valid feedback both positive and negative.

  • A constructive criticism can lend much needed assistance to an individual by giving them feedback on things that can be improved and issues that can be avoided.

  • A constructive criticism can also help establish your credibility and expertise by ensuring that you know what you're talking about, and the people who benefit from your constructive criticism will be more likely to credit you in some way or form for playing a part in their success.

  • Constructive criticism can also keep feelings from being hurt by focusing on things that can be improved while avoiding personal attacks or insults.

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  • Criticism can demotivate person from moving forward

  • Few people use criticism to humiliate the people and influence their image in bad way.

  • Sometimes a criticism can lower confidence of a person so criticizer should be fair

  • Deliberate criticism is very popular in modern society to achieve the selfish motives.


  • Every form of criticism constructive or destructive affects a person one way or another, it will either motivate him to try harder or deflate his enthusiasm, so it depends upon the person to whom that criticism is directed how he takes it. But it calls for introspection on his part to do that with justice. If you have someone who's trying to take you away from your path to success and intentionally trying to just ruin your chances for success you can label it constructive and if someone is criticizing you for your betterment and asking you to quit your bad habits them you can label it otherwise.

  • Lord Gautam Buddha was in deep meditation. At that time, a person came near him and starts abusing him. He starts criticizing and abusing Buddha badly. But he was surprised to see that there was not even an iota of change in Buddha's expressions. He was as calm and smiling as before. That person gave up and started apologizing for his mistake. He then asked Buddha, "Lord, how is it that you were not offended by my abuses and criticism?" On this, Buddha said, "Dear, I never accepted what you said. So that way your abuses and bad criticism was back to you. Then why should I feel offended?" So true, isn't it? Anyway, we're nowhere close to Lord Buddha. But we can definitely follow what he said. Often we get offended by others' bad remarks and destructive criticism and feel bad for no reason. If we don't accept their words, see how insulted the other one will feel!

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Added by: sanh

Point: criticism

Date: 2018-01-19 20:39:53

Added by: Divya Batra



I want to say that criticism if done in a positive way, can help a person to get motivated and can build up self-confidence easily. Sometimes criticism can also lead to depression, stress, tension and many other problems. I think that we should not use criticism to under-estimate a person. There is a famous saying " eent ka jawab patthar se" means, if negative criticism if taken in a positive way, then one can get success easily.

Date: 2017-09-08 14:22:01

Added by: Manisha Batham

Point: i think we should criticise.criticism can be a good think and arts organizations should use it to improve personality.

Date: 2015-03-23 12:57:31

Added by: Saleha Zain

Point: Criticisms are both good and bad at times. As u see constrictive criticisms help one change their attitude or behaviour towards other. We try changing our habits and become more and more better..

Date: 2014-11-09 01:26:37

Added by: byula

Point: in my opinion criticism is either good or bad. but it is only depend up on ourself how to accept or refuse others

Date: 2014-11-08 14:31:48

Added by: pavi

Point: criticism is good because if anyone criticizing you it should take as positive manner and also many difficulties happen to your life you should not seeonly the success apart from success failure ,may also should taggle and face the situation.

Date: 2014-09-10 19:54:49

Added by: Kashish Sharma

Point: Acc to me ,one sud only show their positve attitude towards that Criticism which he or she thinks that are really meant for them , bcoz there are many poeple who will Criticise for no reason what, just to make your moral down,or to discourage you

Date: 2013-07-07 05:26:54

Added by: Pallavi

Point: Criticism leads to increase our confidence, it will train our life to go in positive way. We can see many difficulties in our life but still we should think bright side of the things which will help us to achieve our goal. Its depends on the person how he will take in which point of time!!!I think Critisism is good if you take in good way

Date: 2013-07-03 08:48:07

Added by: hinduja kolli

Point: according to my opinion even though criticism has two sides , if the person being criticised is being ready to take the positive side or think on it then only it works out.. at that moment very few people have the capacity to think to that limit.. so criticism takes its shade depending on our attitude.

Date: 2013-06-29 11:00:47

Added by: ruchi chaturvedi

Point: i think it is good coz if we take as a positive way than will start improving in us

Date: 2013-02-03 13:09:47

Added by: ms babita chand

Point: i think criticism should be done in a limit..... than the person will not feel so bad and may be he will improve himself.... bt its depends also to the person dat how he is taking dis... so just critisism sud b done on those who can take diz in a positive way.....

Date: 2013-01-22 11:31:36

Added by: Rewa

Point: There are 2 aspects of giving and taking criticism. The person who criticises somebody should keep one thing in mind that the other person doesn't get demotivated to improve or correct the mistake by the way he speaks. Also, the receiver should not get adversely affected by criticism. If he thinks criticism was for something good, he should think about it and act on that and if he feels it wrong and rude, he can anytime ignore it.

Date: 2013-01-15 04:52:33

Added by: K.S.Venkatesh

Point: according to my view criticism is two sides.. one side is good and also another side is dad.some people use criticism to dominate the other person in very bad way.that person suppose to get anger...In good way when one person feels dab for criticism then he will gradually stars improving.....

Date: 2012-11-18 04:10:57

Added by: K.S.Venkatesh

Point: according to my view criticism is two sides.. one side is good and also another side is dad.when we criticise other's definetly he will get my view better to don't criticise othars...

Date: 2012-11-18 04:03:49

Added by: monu

Point: i think some time criticism broken the tolirent of a person because we r the human beings and we have a limit to listen a bad criticism about yourself

Date: 2012-10-31 04:51:30

Added by: shalu

Point: according to me criticism is know if we criticise someone abt something. only their anger will be better we don't want to criticise other.

Date: 2012-10-06 12:29:37

Added by: siddharth

Point: simple fact and a very good example of lord buddha stated above, criticism whether constuctive or destructive at a later stage helps everyone bcoz if u FEEL bad for being criticized u gradually starts improving .

Date: 2012-09-24 01:10:38

Added by: Kavinkumar

Point: In a class room, A teacher scolding a guy and she criticized him. the boy get tensed. On next day, that boy killed that teacher by using knife. the life of boy get spoiled because of the criticism. It is a real story which is happened in INDIA.

Date: 2012-07-31 00:53:26

Added by: sushree

Point: criticism is good because one can mark own weaknss behind its sucess.but there is saying that in hindi"sach hamesa kadwa hota he"so it takes sometimes bad roll for some an hurts some one's feelings.

Date: 2012-05-08 10:32:31

Added by: Renu

Point: criticism make people to take good decision. but sometimes it can lower the confidence of people.

Date: 2012-04-04 14:18:21

Added by: arpita aparajita

Point: criticism is bad so in our colleges raging which is another form of criticism has been prohibited. some times excess criticism may lead to suicide

Date: 2012-03-23 20:05:35

Added by: bannubihari swain

Point: every body also depends on criticism.because after criticism they take final decision.correct decision also based on right feedback

Date: 2012-03-23 13:56:22

Added by: amsui

Point: in my point of view criticism is good only.... from that we can grump our self..everyone take it in positive way....try to avoid that...

Date: 2012-03-03 08:02:25

Added by: minesh

Point: example of lord buddha was very nice point included...

Date: 2011-09-28 01:32:13