When it comes to your career, it’s really important you act appropriately when you are faced with any sort of criticism. And more often than not, you will receive criticism and you won’t like it. As WSJ reports, according to Douglas Stone, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and co-author of Thanks for the Feedback, “the criticism may seem wrong or unfair. The listener may dislike or disrespect the person giving it. Or the feedback may rock the listener’s sense of identity or security.” All of those scenarios could cause you to react badly, but a negative reaction could impact your current role and the future of your job. And while sometimes you might be surprised and offended by the feedback, you need to learn to control your response and grow.

Here are few tips to help to control your emotions and react maturely and openly to criticism.