Savage Reply to Haters: How to Turn Criticism Into Positive Feedback

Savage Reply to Haters


 What is criticism and why do we get it?

The term ‘criticism’ is used when you want to talk about things that have not been created. If it has been created and it’s working, you are not critiquing it anymore, you are celebrating it.


A critic is someone who is not happy with the way things are, they are something different. People who are not happy about the way things are, that is a critic. People who have done what they do for a living and want to give critique are critics. 


That is not saying anything bad about people who do other jobs for a living, but you can see how a critic would react because that is exactly what they do for a living, give critique. What is the best way to turn that ‘criticism’ into ‘positive feedback’? There are three main ways to look at criticism.

Savage Reply to Haters: How to Turn Criticism Into Positive Feedback

How to deal with difficult critics

Negative criticism, especially negative comments, could just be someone’s opinion of what you created, and that’s fine.


Everyone is entitled to an opinion and everyone is allowed to say whatever they want. The best way to deal with negativity is to look at the reason behind the criticism and see if you can positively take it to heart. 


The best way to deal with a negative comment is to listen to what the person is saying and try to get to know the person who said it. Ask them why they made the comment, if they had a good reason, and if you could change it.


What makes a good opinion of someone or something? 1. Is it based on something factual? If the criticism is based on facts or logic, then you can listen to what the person is saying and determine whether it’s right or wrong.


Other ways to deal with criticism

Accept and analyze the feedback Ignore the criticism Attack and refute the criticism Give a short rational response If you can’t accept or analyze the criticism, this is where I normally say: “I don’t do that.” If I don’t do that, it can either mean that I am accepting the criticism, or I have something I really don’t care about, either way, that I can’t deal with it.


I don’t do that because I feel like I am not worthy or not intelligent enough to look at my work objectively. Usually, I am not saying anything that I am not proud of. 


I am saying what I think is wrong with my work. I will accept it with an open mind because it is honest criticism. The purpose of all my work is to make myself better as a person and a creator.


What is the best way to deal with criticism?

Fake it till you make it. If you are new to a topic, don’t show up like you know it all. Don’t tell your whole life story on a piece about nail polish. Speak honestly about what you know.


Be generous when giving constructive criticism. It’s easy to criticize someone for not doing something correctly but consider how you would want to be treated.


Never put someone down because it will only make you angry, depressed and will deter you from continuing to create.


Criticism and the creative process

I’m currently working on the 3rd installment of the Conquer the Console video series. This is a series of 90-second gameplay video guides for console platforms. The first installment of the series was popular and gained a lot of views. 


I’ve also done the UWP video series for Windows 10 where I covered installing and testing UWP apps. I gained some unexpected criticism, so now that I am working on the 3rd installment, I made a video talking about what I did to deal with that negativity.


I also added some suggestions for how other people can deal with negativity as well. Haters come in all shapes and sizes, but there is only so much room in the world, and these kinds of people just clutter the already crowded room of space. Why waste time on haters? What did I do?


Why people are critical

It’s natural to dislike something you haven’t experienced, but as you do it more often, it gets easier and less emotionally charged. It is also normal for people to not like what you have created if they haven’t experienced it themselves. 


These types of comments can range from a simple “this sucks” to hating it and trying to make you feel bad about yourself. 


Some people are just mean and say really awful things and then post those mean things as comments. The online world is filled with hate. The sooner you get used to it, the better. 


We don’t all like each other or everyone is on the same page. Stop seeking the approval of others and get real about your own self-worth. Feedback can be given in the form of constructive criticism.


How to turn criticism into positive feedback

If you believe the person, respect their point of view and do something else. In other words, if they are being constructive, agree with what they are saying, and tweak it. They may be saying it in a different way so you need to change it. 


It’s not a personal attack, it’s actually constructive feedback. Be honest and don’t change it because it doesn’t fit your mindset.


That means the person doesn’t know what they are talking about or the real world. Be sincere, ask yourself: “Do I care what they think?” If the answer is “yes,” then you will improve.


 and not be a part of the world. You have to change and that’s what this quote is about.


What to do when you receive a huge amount of negative feedback

I was so surprised to receive a lot of negative feedback. There were two things that I needed to do when I received it.


I needed to learn from it and absorb it. I needed to make a plan and a plan for what I was going to do. For example, if you are receiving negative feedback for a video or article, you can’t sit back and do anything. 


It’s not enough to just accept it. You need to make a plan. I had to learn from this negative feedback and my plan was to do a video on YouTube that showed you what I had learned from it. 


People need to know that they don’t have to be perfect. We all make mistakes. I made this mistake by putting myself out there and not thinking about how to handle the negative feedback that I was receiving. You need to realize that you have options.


Criticism tends to happen when you take a chance

People love new content because it is new and unique. Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s good. People like it when something has been done before and is doing something different with it. 


People don’t like when something hasn’t been done before, but it’s different than what is out there. Take a chance on something new! The number one mistake that creators make is thinking, “People won’t like it” when creating something new. 


The number one mistake that creators make is thinking, “People won’t like it” when creating something new.


People are very self-absorbed and that’s why so many people come across something that they think is good and then push their own agenda onto it. They say, “You should do this and this.” Or they will say “Why don’t you make this more this way?


Dealing with haters in the comment section

As we say, hate the sin, love the sinner. Some of the comments can get to us, and I can understand how they do because they are hurt and they have good reason to be upset. 


The purpose of this blog post is to look at how you can use negative feedback, or feedback that is directed toward you, to help you become a better person. Every negative feedback you receive, you should absorb and evaluate. 


Look at where the person is coming from. Does it line up with your journey or is it in contrast to your journey? When negative feedback comes, analyze it and ask yourself: What did I do? What did the other person feel? How is it a reflection on me? Has it shaped me? Has it helped me? Is this review helpful? Is it helpful to others? What can I do to improve?

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Conclusion

Going into the New Year, knowing this is a good start. By changing your perspective, you will be able to stop focusing on the negativity and enjoy the positive instead. Some of the greatest things I have done have been done in spite of the criticism and failure.


 I had to overcome it and the person to make it happen was me. You may be doubting yourself and don’t know how to start, remember, YOU CAN DO IT! Get motivated to change your perspective, don’t listen to the haters, or what other people say you can’t do. Remember why you started in the first place and focus on achieving your goals. I wish you much success in 2019 and I hope this article helps you on your journey


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