con·struc·tive crit·i·cism

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  1. constructive criticismnoun

    Criticism performed with a compassionate attitude towards the person qualified for criticism.



    Constructive criticism is feedback or evaluation that is intended to help the recipient improve their skills, performance, or work. It is given in a supportive and helpful manner, focusing on providing specific recommendations or suggestions for improvement rather than simply pointing out flaws or mistakes. The aim of constructive criticism is to aid personal development and encourage growth and progress.


  1. Constructive criticism

    Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. In collaborative work, this kind of criticism is often a valuable tool in raising and maintaining performance standards. Because of the overuse of negative, nagging criticism, some people become defensive even when receiving constructive criticism given in a spirit of good will. Constructive criticism is more likely to be accepted if the criticism is focused on the recipient's work or behavior. That is, personality issues must be avoided as much as is possible. Critical thinking can help identify relevant issues to focus on. Especially sensitive individuals may adopt a passive, defeated attitude if they view a situation as personal, pervasive, or permanent. Others may adopt an aggressive response. In an online forum lacking face-to-face contact, constructive criticism can be easily misinterpreted and online exchanges often spiral out of control, becoming flamewars. Effective interpersonal communication skills can be helpful to assess the recipient's frame of mind. During initial exchanges or when encountering defensive individuals, effective criticism calls for softer language and inclusion of positive comments. When the recipient strongly identifies with contentious areas, non-offensive criticism becomes challenging.

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  1. Constructive Criticism

    Constructive criticism is the process whereby an individual expresses his or her well-reasoned opinions about a particular thing , subject , person or action whether involving both positive {good} or negative {Bad} comments in a pleasant manner .

    1.expressing your thoughts about something wrong ministers of state do.You can't just go and seek a minister in his or her office but you can organize or look for other means of expressing your views. 2.If you don't like something your friend has been doing to you, for example ,bullying , you can't just approach the person and also act like him or her{which makes the situation worse} ,rather, get more information about the person and see why he or she does that and try to reason with him or her. For all you know he or she can later on become your best friend.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 30, 2019  


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM in a Sentence

  1. Quentin Crisp:

    Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

  2. Deana Wang:

    America is great because of two reasons; this country nurtures innovative minds that drive progress on a global scale, and American people who seek to embrace constructive criticism, critical Race Theory is creating the indoctrination environment that will constrain children's creative sense of self and consequently limit their analytical productivity as adults.

  3. Kim Java last year:

    Constructive criticism is how companies and people get better.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    We always listen to constructive criticism of the authorities' action or lack of action at any level and this dialogue is always useful and simply necessary, but it would be pointless to have debates with those who take orders from an outsider, in the interest of ... another country.


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