Dear Experts, For some reason, I have a trouble taking criticism from my co-workers. I never really noticed it until one of my friends pointed it out to me. Even though I'm aware of it, I still find myself instinctively becoming very defensive when someone tries to provide feedback on my work. Any ideas for battling this? Here’s a video recap of how our experts answered this question: Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#487 When you know you are going to receive feedback, take a minute to take in the criticism before reacting. (@gradversity) Q#487 Admitting you have a prob is the first step! See from their perspective. Be aware and counter early. (@beneubanks) Q#487 Don't take it personally, it's probably not about you. Read what Tim Ferris says about this: http://bit.ly/dmca1s (@JoshuaWaldman) Q#487 Inventory yourself , what are their motives? Qualify criticism. Be open. (zen habits) http://tinyurl.com/2efr6cs (@DeborahShane Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.