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Criticizing Others – #31DaysofChange – Day 9

Criticizing Others Amy Wine Counseling, Cypress, TX

Criticizing others often comes easy, it is much easier to know what is wrong with other people, than to know ourselves. Right? When dealing with other people it is extremely easy to find fault and to criticize. Do these criticisms actually lead to change and improvement? Most likely, no, as criticism usually brings out defensiveness and lowers a person’s self-worth. By judging others, we are saying that we are more righteous.

Next time you are tempted to criticize another, think about these things:

  1. Think about your own mistakes and if you are in a position to call someone out on theirs.
  2. Try to step back and see it from their perspective.
  3. Just because they do it differently than you would does that really make it wrong?
  4. Life is a learning experience, so perhaps, they are learning.

If you really want to change someone else, start with yourself, and lead by example. You might just be surprised how many follow.

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Amy Wine

Amy Wine is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is founder of the Amy Wine Counseling Center, which is a group practice in Cypress TX.
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