I used to correlate constructive criticism with judgement. Sometimes, I still do. It is difficult for me to hear the flaws that people point out in me, even if it is for me to grow and not to be harmful. I find it humorous that I am able to criticize others but take offense when it is given to myself. People see a lot of good in me but I also have a lot of things I need to work on. I find it beneficial to be around those giving me constructive criticism. Without it, many of my defects would continue and I would not be aware. My selfishness justifies my attitudes and actions as being correct. I often find myself pushing people’s buttons without intentionally trying to do so. I need to understand that not everybody is the same and that others may react to my behaviors differently. Although my intentions may be genuine, my actions do not always follow which sometimes bothers others. I am trying to change my perspective to understand that anytime constructive criticism is given, I am able to take the opportunity to learn and grow.