May 17, 2023 7:44 PM
- Don’t Positive Qualities: While humility is valuable, downplaying our strengths may mean missing signals that can help us contribute more effectively. When receiving compliments, remember and take them to heart, as they can help develop resonating themes and ideas.
- Negative Feedback: If you receive negative feedback, reflect on whether your approach was offensive or could be more sensitive. Yet, intense reactions also indicate that the topic is triggering and perhaps interesting to explore. Use such feedback to refine your writing or reconsider your target audience.
- Separation of Self and Writing: Don't interpret responses to your writing as reflections of your personal worth. Writing is an offering separate from our identities. Hence, don't attach your self-esteem to the feedback it receives.
- Handling Positive and Negative Responses: If your work is well-received, avoid becoming conceited, and instead see it as resonance with the idea. If negatively received, evaluate whether you've been insensitive or if you need a different audience.
- Signals are not Personal: Understand that feedback on your writing isn't personal but can provide valuable information to improve.