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The Powerful Difference Between Feedback and Criticism

The Powerful Difference Between Feedback and CriticismIt is not unusual to hear people use the terms feedback and criticism interchangeably. In my mind and many others' minds, however, the emotional connotations of the two are diametrically opposed. Criticism is often compelled by negative feelings within the critic. As Oscar Wilde said, "Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography."

It is true that those who choose to be critical of others and their work are often suffering from issues of their own. Sometimes they are deflecting their own disappointment and pain by finding fault with others. Some people simply avoid doing the work of change within ...
themselves and choose instead to put others down so they feel better. Another example is those who are angry about their lack of control over their own lives and seek ways to impose control over others in group situations, such as community groups or churches or through legislation.

The Powerful Difference Between Feedback and Criticism
So, how can one determine if you are giving feedback or just being critical? First, ask yourself honestly if you fall into any of the examples above or are you just nitpicking for the heck of it? Do you have an agenda regarding the person or the group in question? Do you really believe that passing on this information is necessary? If so, once again, ask yourself why? Will it improve anything down the road or was it just an honest mistake better left alone?