I’m an INTJ. If you know personalities, you know we are some of the more difficult people to get along with. Mostly it is because we are usually right, and the sooner everyone accepts that and listens, the better life will be. 🙂 Obviously, I say that sarcastically. One of the flaws in my character is that I used to ignore criticism, even if it was constructive criticism. I’ve had to work hard to change my perception and acceptance of people. Because of the love and grace of my wife and others and no doubt countless hours of prayer from my mom, I have realized that I can learn something from everybody. It is why I always carry a pen and paper with me, in case someone says or does something I want to remember. I don’t think I’m alone in disregarding criticism. As a society, we must get better at receiving correction and discipline from others. We can’t all be right all the time. Humility must make a return if we hope to be civilized. May we understand the importance of humility, grace, criticism, correction, and discipline. May we receive valid critiques of our lives. May we respond and be honored.
Proverbs 13:18: “If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored.”
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