Question of the Day – No. 387 What’s the difference between constructive opinion and destructive critique? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 24 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 387” Add yours Both are expected from the same personality LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Very interesting! And that personality is capable of both, but usually chooses to express only one of the two. LikeLike Reply I think constructive opinions can provide positive growth whereas destructive critique is just a blow to self-esteem. LikeLiked by 7 people Reply In your opinion, what makes people use the second “strategy” instead of the first? LikeLike Reply I am really not sure… Probably, because nobody likes to feel judged. I think constructive opinions give people the choice to change and if they do change, they do it to better themselves not for others; whereas destructive critiquing tears a person down, making them feel obligated to change immediately, even if such changes may not be good for them. LikeLiked by 1 person In the mind of some, no difference. In the minds of some, an ocean of difference. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Which of those two is more helpful? LikeLike Reply I believe only the person receiving the info can make that determination depending on where there head is. Personally I believe either one can be helpful if I keep an open mind and don’t take it personally. LikeLiked by 1 person *their LikeLiked by 1 person Some people can’t take any kind of criticism no matter how you present it, therefore neither one would be helpful to them. LikeLiked by 1 person May depend on if the receiver was seeking advice in the first place and if the giver is coming from a place of true service. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Hmm… would you say that an unwanted constructive opinion can be seen as a destructive critique? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It just depends on where the receiver is at the moment. Sometimes people just want to be validated, and sometimes people are open to insight. LikeLiked by 1 person Using the literal meaning of the words might help here. Constructive is about building up, destructive is about taking down. Intent is important but so is content. If all you are doing is analysing what is wrong with a piece of work without giving any pointers for improvement or highlighting what has worked well then it is likely to be destructive. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply True! The thing is that those who keep analyzing what’s wrong with a piece of work probably have no idea how to make it better. LikeLike Reply One builds you up, the other tears you down. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Good question LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Welcome LikeLiked by 1 person First helps you move forward, second takes you two steps back LikeLike Reply Pingback: What’s the difference between constructive opinion and destructive critique? – Salted Caramel The approach taken. It’s not what you say, but how you treat the other person. Treating people LikeLiked by 1 person Reply *treating people with a little dignity makes all the difference, no matter how hard the conversation. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Totally true! I’ll also add some empathy there to make things better… LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.