How can we be less sensitive to criticism?

Sensitivity and sensitivity are valuable properties of humanity, while hypersensitivity can be a burden and heartless insensitivity thwarts humanity.The inability to deal with (accurate or inaccurate) appropriate criticism may be a sign of insecurity, lability, immaturity, or even narcissism (a natural trait in children and immature people).

The French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, known as “the happiest person in the world,” named ten debilitating attitudes and patterns of behavior that prevent us from living our inherent potential.

Harmful behavior that paralyzes the momentum of the aura

  1. Cultivate a distinct sense of self-aggrandism
  2. Constantly pondering the past
  3. Fear of the future
  4. Not to be able to dwell in the awareness of the present moment
  5. His desire to judge outward conditions of happiness [such as physical appearance, wealth, fame, and power)
  6. The inner conditions for joy [peace of mind, inner freedom, altruistic love and compassion to be disregarded and not to cultivate
  7. Happiness not also for others, but only for yourself to aspire
  8. To relate egocentrically to the suffering of others instead of loving and empathizing with compassionate
  9. Feelings of well-being or discomfort, gain and loss, praise andcriticism, fame and anonymity to pay excessive attention
  10. Distorted perception of reality through constant mental projecting onto others and the outside world

Source:
Self-Harming Settings and Behaviorpatterns – Matthieu Ricard

Ricard recommends daily meditation practice as a means of attaining peace of mind, recovering in its midst and enhancing the radiance of one’s own aura.


What helps me to keep the tendency to be hypersensitive to criticism at bay is to accept neither praise nor rebuke unchecked.

I am not (necessarily) resigning, but instead becoming even more unusual.

When trusted friends and acquaintances, who I consider sincere, point out one of my weaknesses that they have noticed in me – I accept this as a gift and move the message in my heart.After thinking about the honest criticism, I contact them again. If I find the criticism that has been made appropriate, I agree with them and ask them to support me by drawing my attention whenever they testify that I am once again slipping. This helps me to raise my awareness of my involuntary patterns of behaviour.

If I do not agree with the feedback, I will tell them.My presence may have triggered something in them.

People (such as complacent gurus) who do not tolerate criticism well and want to be constantly cheered or praised are not capable and ready for what I call “black friendship,” which serves mutual development and support.

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