I loved this Ted Talk about not taking things personally by Frederik Imbo
About Frederik Imbo
Frederik Imbo studied theatre at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and has acted in lots of television series. He founded Imboorling and now has over 15 years’ experience in teaching and supporting people. With the aim of improving people’ communication skills Frederik gives presentations, workshops, training courses and personal coaching sessions.
Criticism is an inevitable part of life, and hearing reasonable negative feedback without overreacting is a life skill. If we can hear fair criticism of our actions without taking it personally, not only do we escape feeling hurt or shamed, we also keep criticism from escalating. By contrast, if we think, “You hurt my feelings so I’ll hurt you back,” we create more conflict and pain all around. (Read more)