I wasn't too about it because some of the persons who provided the criticism had taken the time before the meeting to look over it, make recommendations and capture their thoughts.
So why was I able to accept the criticisms? -
- The people involved displayed the fact that they had taken the time to look at my work. I don't mind being corrected provided that you actually care enough to do your research first.
- The criticism was valid. The attendees were persons with a history of getting right and the judgements they made were hoest, frank and necessary.
- The tips and corrections were written down as well as verbalised. That way I have the criticisms in a form that I can use as references and starting points for making changes. (This too says that the person had enough reepect to take their time and make corrections).