Negative comments to you

Personal development
21 Apr 2023

How do you not let others negative comments hurt you? 

These can be comments from strangers, from friends and family or comments on social media.

I am not sure if anyone can relate. I get upset when people are being critical of me, but I worry I am overreacting. People say it doesn’t matter but it matters to me.

Being able to see sometimes that the criticism is unfounded and judgmental is important. I try to have compassion for the other person. I also try to think that the comment is more about the other person and not me. 

I don’t think I would be able to tell the person how their comment affected me as someone suggested to me, but I have written it down and that helps. 

When low it made my own self-loathing worse. Now I still am sensitive which I accept but I need to distinguish between helpful comments from unhelpful.

I wonder how you cope with negative comments. The advice I get is let it go which is not something I find useful or that I can do. Also people say breathe, but of course I am breathing.

I am looking forward to the supportive Moodscope community help me by telling me how not to let negative comments hurt me. 


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