8 Tips to Help You Stop Being Defensive-MainPhoto

How-to-Tell-if-You’re-Being-Honest-with-Yourself-MainPhoto5. Be honest with yourself.
If there is truth to what your critic is saying, accept it. Accept it without judgment of yourself. Love yourself enough to know that recognition of a shortcoming is the first step toward correcting it. Be grateful for your critic’s honesty, and be glad you have this opportunity to improve.