Thursday, 1 July 2010

The Trouble With Feedback

I had some good feedback on my own writing a couple of weeks ago. I learned how hard it is to hear positive comments about your work. My brain somehow turned every positive into a negative and assumed the worst. I was waiting for the 'but ....' to follow every positive comments. 

I had to consciously shake myself out of it because it wasn't getting me anywhere.

Am I the only one who finds good feedback harder to hear?


  1. No, you are definitely not the only one. I am always subconsciously waiting for the 'but', too. However, that is great that you had some good positive feedback - congrats to you!

  2. absolutely not. i usually hold my breathe waiting for the "but".

  3. I will report back when someone gives me some positive feedback...

  4. I used to feel like this, but I've trained myself out of it, although it always feels like a pleasant surprise when someone does give me positive feedback.

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  5. I'm exactly the same way. It's like you're always holding your breath, waiting for the negative, even if it's not coming.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day :)

  6. It's not just me then!

    Kat - Well, I love your writing.

    Rachel - I need to train myself out of it too.

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