Informative Essay: How Criticism Makes You Your You A Better You

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How Criticism makes You a Better You
Ivy Lorraine Maxine Almoradie
Informative Outline
Topic: Constructive Criticism
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that not all negative comments should be treated as something unfavorable, rather, some should be received open mindedly for the purpose of self improvement.
Thesis Statement: As social beings, we rely on the society’s judgment and comments to know ourselves and to grade us, however, the truth and feedbacks may sting it is up to us to look for its silver lining.

I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter: (CRITICIZE YOUR AUDIENCE) Maybe now you’re thinking: seriously, do you have to do that? Or excuse me who gave you the permission to insult me? Or do I really
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We all have that time wherein we tend to react defensively and negatively when we receive comments and corrections we perceive as self degrading.
But why do we respond to criticism in the way that we do?
B. Reason to Listen: “When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic.
We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.”
– Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Our reaction to criticism is directly linked with our personality and how our brain was designed. If we pay a close attention, we could see that when sensitive people are criticized, they exert greater amount of force to regain control of their emotions.
Another factor is the so called “Negativity Bias”, a phenomenon wherein our brains react more strongly and quickly to bad things.

C. Thesis Statement: As social beings, we rely on the society’s judgment and comments to know ourselves and to grade us, however, the truth and feedbacks may sting it is up to us to look for its silver lining.
D. Credibility Statement:
1. I have read articles about how criticism affects
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It gives a person a closer relationship to the one giving praise.

2. Criticism, setbacks aren’t as bad as they seem. They actually serve as a cornerstone to development.

a. According to researches, bad situations, bad memories, bad comments, bad impressions have a greater impact to us rather than the good ones.
b. As a cliché statement says “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
c. The feeling that we have losing rather than gaining is stronger and greater.
d. Bad events wear off rather longer.
e. We become aware of our limitations as a human and reminded that we are open for improvement.
III. Conclusion
A. Review of Main Points:
1. First, we should keep in mind that we don’t receive feedbacks similarly.
2. Second, we talked about how criticism isn’t one sided.
3. Finally, I discussed how praise itself won’t help a child develop.

B. Restate Thesis: As social beings, we rely on the society’s judgment and comments to know ourselves and to grade us, however, the truth and feedbacks may sting it is up to us to look for its silver

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