When receiving feedback its hard not to take it personally, sometimes its can feel like a kick to the stomach especially when you thought you were doing your job well. It’s hard not to become upset and annoyed at the person who has given you feedback, especially when you can’t see what you’ve done wrong. Sometimes it can be aggravating for people to hear constructive feedback, and they may become angry or violent because they believe that the individual giving feedback isn’t giving a judgement on your work, their giving a judgement on you. It can be hard not to let insecurity fester and take home those bad feels with you, making it hard to get along with that colleague. As I’ve grown older I’ve realised that individuals don’t give you feedback to make you feel belittled they give you feedback to empower you to do better and be better. Instead of taking criticism personally you must take it on board and see it as a positive to enable good personal and professional development. I found that when I have taken on board constructive feedback and embraced the improvement that the other individual is looking for, I have then found that a lot more positive feedback comes my way. By taking constructive feedback as something to learn from you empower yourself to do better and other individuals do take notice.