8 Tips to Help You Stop Being Defensive-MainPhoto

Yes-as-an-Attitude-9-Tips-for-Positive-Psychology-photo8“When I suspect criticism may be coming my way,” writes Halvorson, “I take a moment to reflect on something I really like about myself.”

The question of whether you actually like yourself is a deep one that only you can deal with. But if you fundamentally do not like yourself, chances are good that you will continue to be defensive. Secure people can handle others’ negative opinions better, period.