Growing a “Thicker Skin” for Criticism

October 2, 2014

Why is it so hard for women to accept criticism?  According to Tara Mohr, writing in the New York Times:

“Being likable, or at least acceptable to stronger, more powerful others, was one of our primary available survival strategies. For many women around the world, this is still the reality, but all women inherit the psychological legacy of that history. Disapproval, criticism and the withdrawal of others’ approval can feel so petrifying for us at times — life-threatening even — because for millenniums, it was.”

The good news is there are ways to grow a “thicker skin.”

Read the article to learn more.

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