How to accept criticism with grace
By mumma - updated: 1 day, 18 hours ago - 28 messages
All too often, users of this site submit quotes that are rife with errors and then personally attack a fellow user that simply points out their errors. A normal, emotionally mature person can handle criticism and would simply respond by saying "thanks for noticing that - now I can go ahead and make the appropriate edits'. However, users of this site instead like to personally attack people who point out their errors. If your ego is so fragile and your constitution so delicate that you cannot gracefully accept someone pointing out that you have misspelled a word or used punctuation incorrectly, perhaps you should not be on a public site that has a mechanism for leaving comments. When someone points out my errors, I thank them because it affords me an opportunity to learn and to improve; I just say "shit, sorry. I'll fix that right now. Thanks"
If someone attacks you personally, go ahead and attack them right back if you wish. But if a person just mentions that you have made an error, there is no need to become nasty and attack them personally.