As a writer, it’s taken me a long time to not be offended if something I work on isn’t what a client envisioned. I pour my energy and heart into everything I write because this is my absolute dream job, getting to put together interesting content for all kinds of businesses. But just because something I turn in isn’t exactly what a client had in mind, doesn’t mean I didn’t do a good job or that they are directly insulting my skill-set.
Whether you’re a creator, too, or work in a more corporate setting, we all receive feedback, positive and critical, throughout our careers. Nobody is an absolute perfect employee who gets it right every single time. And if you have a hard time hearing it, work is probably pretty miserable. I really, really get it. I spent a lot of time getting my feelings hurt at jobs when I’d receive even the mildest feedback. Because I’m a sensitive person, I took it personally every time and started to figure certain people had it out for me.