When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

Criticism can be perceived as an attempt to undermine the self esteem of the criticism. In turn attacks on self esteem can be seen as attempts to manipulate the criticized person to the effect of causing them to believe they are unworthy of the satisfaction of their goals. This is a seed of conflict that it is natural to resist. If we did not such manipulation would act contrary to our long term survival by forcing us into deprivation of necessary resources.

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