9 Best Articles on Criticism
The most useful articles on criticism from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Criticism Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on criticism by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How to Process Negative Feedback
- Why criticism lasts longer than praise
- 3 healthier ways to cope with criticism, disappointment and defeat
- How to Take Criticism
- A Golden Age?
How to ...?
How to Take Criticism
To be criticised is never pleasant. It is rarely a good day when we have to read an unflattering social media post about ourselves, when we are given harsh feedback on a project or hear that we are…
«If criticism from outside proves devastating, it is because it so readily joins forces with an infinitely more strident and more aggressive form of criticism that has long existed inside of us.»
How to Emotionally Detach From Criticism
You’ll never make everybody happy—and the people that aren’t happy are liable to tell you why. Criticism is part of the price of being human. But even though we know that, it’s hard to deal when the…
These links are currently making the rounds on criticism on Refind.
A Golden Age?
Today, criticism is being practiced and received as an artform in its own right. What makes this possible, and can it last?
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on criticism—all under 10 minutes.
How to Process Negative Feedback
Tips for dealing with criticism—when you agree with it, and when you don’t
«In these more educational environments, where no one expects me to be perfect, negative feedback is reframed. It’s not criticism; it’s teaching.»
Why criticism lasts longer than praise
Most of us are subjected to insults, sarcastic comments or bad feedback in our everyday lives. But we weren't built to deal with torrents of criticism.
3 healthier ways to cope with criticism, disappointment and defeat
Many of us take it for granted that coping requires some degree of self-deception — but that’s just not true. Writer and podcaster Julia Galef shares some better strategies we can use t…
«“a vitally important yet underappreciated skill: Being able to see things as they are, not as you wish they were.”»
Improve Creative Brainstorming With Constructive Criticism
New research upends the assumption that criticism always impedes creative brainstorming.
Maternal Depression May Affect How Children Respond to Criticism
Criticism is especially difficult for children whose mothers have depression.
«Children of depressed mothers tend to respond more negatively to criticism than children of non-depressed mothers.»
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on criticism.
Criticism in Public: An interview with John Guillory
John Guillory’s forthcoming book Professing Criticism will force professors to rethink graduate education and challenge literary scholars to confront the paradoxes inherent to the discipline.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Criticism, including:
MIT Sloan Management Review
Transforming how people lead and innovate.
The School of Life
Ideas to help you learn, heal and grow. Subscribe here: http://theschooloflife.com/app/
The Point Magazine
A magazine founded on the suspicion that modern life is worth examining. Join our newsletter: http://mailchi.mp/thepointmag/fol Subscribe: http://thepointmag.com/subscribe
We publish smart, thoughtful essays on business and personal development. Our mission is to feed the minds and hearts of the people who build the internet.
Insight about everybody's favorite subject: Ourselves.
What is Refind?
Every day Refind picks the most relevant links from around the web for you. Picking only a handful of links means focusing on what’s relevant and useful. We favor timeless pieces—links with long shelf-lives, articles that are still relevant one month, one year, or even ten years from now. These lists of the best resources on any topic are the result of years of careful curation.
How does Refind curate?
It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:
- We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
- In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
- Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
- Our community of active users gets the most relevant links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, mark as read, read later, «More/less like this», etc.
- Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
- In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.
The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.
How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?
We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.
How many sources does Refind monitor?
We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
Which sources does Refind monitor on criticism?
We monitor hundreds of sources on criticism, including MIT Sloan Management Review, The School of Life, The Point Magazine, Every 📧, Psychology Today, and many more.
Can I submit a link?
Indirectly, by using Refind and saving links from outside (e.g., via our extensions).
How can I report a problem?
When you’re logged-in, you can flag any link via the «More» (...) menu. You can also report problems via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who uses Refind?
200k+ smart people start their day with Refind. To learn something new. To get inspired. To move forward. Our apps have a 4.9/5 rating.
Is Refind free?
Yes, it’s free!
How can I sign up?
Head over to our homepage and sign up by email or with your Twitter or Google account.