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Criticism and Rejection

Criticism and rejection, as painful as they may be, can lead to learning new ways of being in relationship with others and ourselves. Criticism can actually provide us with crucial feedback and opportunities for introspection, self-evaluation, and reassessment. Discerning what criticism is worth listening to—and what to let pass us by—is a skill that is essential to self-growth and success. And learning how to give criticism to others in a constructive way is one of the most useful skills we can develop to become a productive collaborator and community member. Our fear of criticism and rejection can keep us from making meaningful social connections and expanding our capabilities; leaning into self-compassion and self-worth can keep us grounded and growing.

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Criticism When You’ve Had a Bad Childhood

Being criticised is never pleasant—but when you’ve also suffered an unsupportive childhood, it cuts especially deep. In order to bolster our capacity to withstand attacks, we need to unpick the legacy of unhelpful nurture in our early years.

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Build a Life, Not a Resume | Street Philosophy with Jay Shetty

Motivational philosopher Jay Shetty explains how failure may not build resumes, but builds character and helps us learn to adapt to change.

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How I Became Confident | Russell Brand

Do you ever suffer from a lack of confidence? Why?

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How to Lose Social Anxiety

This is video is about how to lose your social anxiety or social anxiety disorder. The video first explains why you have social anxiety or social anxiety disorder. That is, because you have a self image that is impacted by others’ opinions.

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Every Daddyless Daughter Needs the Radical Truth | Oprah’s Lifeclass | Oprah Winfrey Network

Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant says fatherless daughters can’t fix what they can’t face—which is why they need to tell themselves the absolute truth to mend the pain of the past.

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Tapping for Rejection and Abandonment—EFT with Brad Yates

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