Agreed. Criticism is really neutral if you think about it. We are the ones who put the negative spin on it in our heads. It's all in how we interpret the criticism.Criticism is hard for us SA people to take because we are usually so critical of ourselves and when we hear the criticism from someone else, that seems to verify that our critical thoughts of ourselves were in fact true. What helps me is to instead challenge myself to think that either 1) the person criticizing me is completely full of **** and does not know what they are talking about (which might be the case) or 2) the person had a valid point, everyone makes mistakes, and its okay for me to mistake too even though I have a hard time when I do. I believe that, after some months or years practicing at this, I can get myself to a better place where I can handle the criticism without getting so angry or disappointed with myself, and I think that this method will work for everyone to varying degrees.