When giving feedback, talk about some of your own mistakes

  • Book - How to win friends and influence peopleBook - How to win friends and influence people

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    author: Dale Carnegie
    title: How to win friends and influence people




    proposes to start giving negative feedback by sharing some mistakes you made in a similar area.
  • A big part of why criticism feels bad is that it makes us feel lesser than others. Receiving empathy helps with this and shows that the person criticising you is not without fault themselves.
  • I propose using "I always struggled with this in the beginning"