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Innovative Use of Negative Criticism

High achievers’ and inventors’ perspective to creativity, productivity, and growth

Dr Mehmet Yildiz
Mar 15, 2020 · 5 min read
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How to accept and embrace negative criticism

Through mindfulness practice, we create a mental foundation and capacity to deal with negative criticism. A developed mental foundation and initial capacity are the starting points.

What are the key benefits of accepting, embracing, and using negative criticism?

From a high level, the main benefit of negative criticism is to gain new perspectives in life. For example, the negative comments for our work can keep us alert and activate our cognitive brain to find alternative solutions. Paradoxically, negative criticism can be a positive motivation tool.

Inventors’ perspective to negative criticism

In my profession, I experienced the benefits of negative criticism substantially in the invention process. The process is rigorous because the end product must be novel, functioning, practical, and usable in society.

Caveat

As a key caveat and important consideration, we shouldn’t confuse negative criticism with destructive activities like insult, disrespect, abuse, intimidation, or harassment. Academics, scientists, inventors and other professionals provide negative feedback with respect and courtesy.

Conclusion

I want to provide a summary of key points to start using negative criticism as a productivity and growth tool.

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