Giving Criticism

Updated on November 24, 2007

Criticisms are the most difficult things to deal with in human interaction. They can prevent, fix, or cause a problem depending on how they are presented.

  • Save criticism for the big stuff.
  • Suggest instead of criticizing.
  • Never say “I told you so.”
  • Don’t be arrogant; you really aren’t superior.
  • Never make comparisons.
  • Never criticize somebody who isn’t present.