A tip on learning to take criticism well from Adam Grant’s Worklife podcast:
Every time I get feedback, I rate myself now on how well I took the feedback…
When someone gives you feedback, they’ve already evaluated you. So it helps to remind yourself that the main thing they’re judging now is whether you’re open or defensive…
You don’t always realise when you’re being defensive.
The second score is the score you get for how well you deal with failure, criticism, disaster.
Your first score might not be what you hoped for, but you can always give yourself a second score.
With thanks to Sharky for the recommendo.