Make Minimalism your X-factor – Deal with Criticism as a Minimalist

April 28, 2017
dealing with criticism

We all should learn the art of dealing with criticism. Whenever anyone tried to tread a different path, world is ready to criticize.

Whether a success of a fail- you will gather the judgements for sure.


Minimalism is surely x-factor in this world full of rage, clutter and consumerism. If you are successful in keeping yourself at bay to these – You are already a Minimalist.

If you find time for the things you truly Love- You are already a Minimalist

If you like the things you own and they do not eat your time – You are already a Minimalist


Criticizing- The Minimalist way

It does not mean that you have to agree with everything in this world. You have complete right to put your thoughts on the table but what is not required is an Outrage or Negative remarks.

We tend to vent out our frustration over the Internet; most easiest and safest way to pass judgements.

We forget that whatever we send over the internet stays forever.

Whether we are unhappy with the government or raged over someone’s remark or an action- We choose Outrage. However, this reaction does not bring any positive outcome but still we choose fuming over rather than analyzing and gathering the facts first.

The events we show discontentment with does not gonna affect our lives nor its gonna affect our Nation but we still trade our peace of mind for them.


Dealing with Criticism – The Minimalist way

We need to learn how to deal with criticism and not get dragged by it

First of all, divide it into positive and negative. You would find two kinds of people:

  1. The ones with constructive criticism
  2. The ones reflecting just hatred

They may be due to-

  • a difference of opinion.
  • a bad experience or memory reader is struggling with.

Accept it.

Distract yourself and do not take action immediately – Walk away or Switch Off.

Respond and not react- show your audience that you’re listening, and that their feedback is important to you.


When you react to the one with negative criticism, you give more importance and power to them than the ones who appreciate or give constructive feedback.


Are you a Blogger or Entrepreneur or Social activist? Do you deal with online criticism?

Share the tips how you deal with it?

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  • Reply Rajeev Moothedath July 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Some sound tips on handling criticism! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Damyanti May 1, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Taking crits is part and parcel of a writer’s life, so I’m used to it. Great tips here on dealing with criticism!

    (Stopped by via the #WATWB list, and didn’t see a post or a mention– do you intend to take part in May, or would you prefer your link removed from the list? 🙂 )

  • Reply Vishal Bheeroo April 29, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I am bad at taking criticism, especially nasty ones and it does bother me even months or years later. I need to take a deep breath and realize that I cannot change people. The post is very helpful in providing pointers on how to deal with people. Many times in anger I stayed awake at night, nursing wounds and bursting in anger.
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