Quiz: Defensive Much?! How Do You Handle Criticism?
Defensive Much?! How Do You Handle Criticism?
By: Brian Whitney
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About This Quiz

Getting criticism from our partners, bosses, and family is a part of life, but all of us handle it differently. How defensive are you really? Let's find out!

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Someone in your art class just told you that they liked something you painted, but that you could improve your technique, what do you think?

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Your partner just said you were cute, how does that make you feel?

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How often are you really to blame for your failures?

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You scored 30 points but your team lost, what do you tell the reporters afterward?

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You just got a 95 on your English paper, but your friend got a 97. How come?

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Do you ever lose an argument?

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Do people ever call you a hypocrite?

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How easy is it for you to admit you are wrong?

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Do you feel that if you don't defend yourself, you will get taken advantage of?

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The light just turned green and someone behind you honked at you to go, how do you react?

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If people accuse you of being defensive, do you sometimes then accuse them of being defensive?

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You and your friend disagree on who would make the best president and had a discussion about it, how did it make you feel?

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Your partner just sat you down and said your bad moods have been hard to deal with lately. How does that make you feel?

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Your boss just asked you to do something at work differently, even though the way you have been doing is working fine. How do you react?

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