Giving and Taking Criticism — Chappell Ellison


50 bookmarks. First posted by ebv may 2018.


I firmly believe you can be a critic while being kind and open-hearted.

I don’t even care if that sounds naive.

Most people think the number one goal of a critic is to judge whether work is good or bad.

They are wrong. #imo

The number one goal of a critic should be to make things better. That’s it. None of this binary good/bad stuff. Lots of people would disagree with me on this. Like maybe these guys:

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, film critics and former hosts of At the Movies.
Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, film critics and former hosts of At the Movies.

Criticism only succeeds when everyone wants things to be better. The moment you sniff out that a critic’s goal is not to help you make things better, BOY BYE.

How do you know if they don’t want to make things better? You know when a troll is a troll. They reveal it through their lack of curiosity about your work.
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12 weeks ago by laurenipsum
This piece on giving and taking criticism is really, really good.

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july 2018 by leisa
“Taking criticism is the search for actionable feedback.” Related: curiosity is a good shield against the world crushing your self-confidence.
design  rhetoric  arguments 
july 2018 by cote

How to Take Criticism

Ask yourself: Is this helpful or not helpful?
Translate.
Stay curious.
Hang in there until you receive actionable feedback.
non-fannish 
june 2018 by cita
tl;dr: How to Take Criticism

1. Ask yourself: Is this helpful or not helpful?
2. Translate.
3. Stay curious.
4. Hang in there until you receive actionable feedback.
design  kritik 
june 2018 by schneyra
Is my work good or bad? You’ve got to stop asking yourself this. It is torturous. It will make you sad. Instead, focus on this question: What is the next step I can take to make my work better? And then, focus all your efforts on taking criticism that helps you answer that question.
design 
may 2018 by philapple
The number one goal of a critic should be to make things better. That’s it. None of this binary good/bad stuff.
advice  criticism  design 
may 2018 by patrix
Giving and Taking Criticism — Chappell Ellison
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may 2018 by jackysee
I firmly believe you can be a critic while being kind and open-hearted.

I don’t even care if that sounds naive.

Most people think the number one goal of a critic is to judge whether work is good or bad.

They are wrong. #imo

The number one goal of a critic should be to make things better. That’s it. None of this binary good/bad stuff. Lots of people would disagree with me on this.
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may 2018 by bekishore
RT : Oh my goodness, ’s essay on how to give *and* take criticism is worth your time:
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may 2018 by kennethlove
Oh my goodness, @ChappellTracker’s essay on how to give *and* take criticism is worth your time:
via:ebv 
may 2018 by patrick-dd
Ask yourself: Is this helpful or not helpful?
Translate.
Stay curious.
Hang in there until you receive actionable feedback.
critique  design  forwork 
may 2018 by angusf
RT : Amazing essay on how to take *and* give criticism:
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may 2018 by oli
How to Take Criticism ::
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may 2018 by spicycode
-"We forget how what we make adds to an already crowded world"

-"But don’t confuse self-serving jokes with meaningful criticism."

-"Criticism only succeeds when everyone wants things to be better. The moment you sniff out that a critic’s goal is not to help you make things better, BOY BYE."

-How to Take Criticism
Ask yourself: Is this helpful or not helpful?
Translate.
Stay curious.
Hang in there until you receive actionable feedback.
process  design 
may 2018 by andoncemore
RT : Oh my goodness, ’s essay on how to give *and* take criticism is worth your time:
from twitter
may 2018 by peterwooley
“I firmly believe you can be a critic while being kind and open-hearted.”
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may 2018 by robinrendle
Criticism only succeeds when everyone wants things to be better. The moment you sniff out that a critic’s goal is not to help you make things better, BOY BYE.


THIS WHOLE ESSAY IS SO GOOD
design  criticism  culture 
may 2018 by beep
Good advice on how to give and receive criticism, particularly design crit
design  professional_development  UX 
may 2018 by sawtoothwave
> Criticism only succeeds when everyone wants things to be better.
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may 2018 by maxfenton
Oh my goodness, ’s essay on how to give *and* take criticism is worth your time:
from twitter_favs
may 2018 by ebv

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