On Asking for Feedback

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I've talked before about the two types of people who give feedback and how both are necessary at different times in life. Today, I want to ask this: what type of feedback seeker are you? Do you ask people for feedback when in reality you are just seeking affirmation? Or do you ask and truly expect an honest answer?

If you ask a question looking for affirmation but receive a straight-shooting answer that may not be what you want to hear, it's not really fair to turn on or ostracize the person you asked for feedback. Don't ask for someone's opinion if you're not prepared to hear an opposing view. More importantly, don't spend your life hiding from the truth.

Originally published November 2011
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