does it hurt when you are criticized?

It hurts

  • never

    Votes: 4 9.1%
  • sometimes when I get negative criticism

    Votes: 21 47.7%
  • always when I get negative critcism

    Votes: 8 18.2%
  • always when I get negative critcism, when I don't get positive critizism, when I'm ignored, when som

    Votes: 11 25.0%

  • Total voters
Constructive criticism from someone I can see knows more than I do is welcomed, and I find it to be a vote of confidence and respect that I am still growing and improving. I want to know my flaws to better correct them.

When the criticisms are sweepingly negative generalizations that I can't do anything about, but only serve the purpose of being dismissive and condescending, then that feeling of being attacked can hurt because it is just "mean". It makes the world feel chaotic and hurtful.

Agreed, constructive criticism is a different story.