I’m sure I’ve said this out loud before but I’ll write it for those who haven’t had the pleasure.
I’m as emotionally stable as the next emotionally stable person when it comes to the negative variety of criticism. I can take a harsh word and a lash of the tongue without a flinch. Fine, good, whatever.. Let it roll on by after a review.
With the caveat being that when the scales of criticism sway to the pessimistic polarity and hang indefinitely, I tend to flip the monocle back on to the contributor.
News should/needs to be tempered with both good and bad seasonings lest one overdoses on salt.