I think it depends on the "criticism". If it is helpful and suggests ways for me to improve and it's done in the proper manner I am grateful for it. However, it if is just tearing someone down for the sake of doing it or doesn't really leave me feeling I've learned something then I tend to ignore it. I think sometimes there is a fine line between genuine criticism and just being judgmental or unnecessarily harsh.
If someone just says "You're wrong" or "That's nonsense" without quantifying their opinion then it says more about them than you. If they've given you nothing to work on to improve what you've done then their comment is as useful as a chocolate teapot. On the other hand, if someone explains where they think I can improve, then I wholeheartedly welcome their opinion.
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I don't usually see criticism as something hurting but it's a way a person vents his/her frustrations...it's just that he/she uses your page to let the air out, so i just let it be...for me there are no wrong emotions, whether they may be anger or sarcasm, they just are...
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