I find it really hard to deal with critizism. Of course, that’s noone’s favorite thing. But I do find that because of my ADD, things get to me, and it gets emotional really easily. I work in an office with very few people, and a seriously overcritical boss. She’s the sort of person who never lets an opportunity to point out everyones mistakes go by, no matter how small the mistakes are. She points them out in a very cross way, in front of everyone, over and over again. The thing is though, my colleagues seem to deal with it very well. They are good friends with her, and seem to think this is just the way she is. So when she critizises them, they just say “oh, right, I did make a mistake there”, smile and move on.
Whereas for me, all sorts of emotions rush through me every time, I feel angry, upset, unappreciated and unfairly treated. I don’t usually say much, I just withdraw and try to ignore her. But it makes me exhausted after each day at work, and it seriously affects my motivation to go to work and do my best.
Does anyone have any experience in dealing better with critizism?
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