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In a team, those who do not accept others' criticism cannot achieve success.
No one likes to be criticized but I strongly hold the view that in a team, those who do not accept others' criticism cannot achieve success. Some may argue that criticism throws people into frustration rather than urge them to improve, but in my point of view, hearing different voices can motivate people to know themselves better. And people should keep in mind that only those who care about us will point out our errors, so ignoring their opinions will hurt their feelings.
As the old Chinese saying goes" good advices are harsh to ears". People will only improve with criticism because in general, people know their good qualities better than their weaknesses. In a team, the new employees may make some mistakes and be unfamiliar with the working condition, so if they do not accept other colleagues' criticism and opinions they will make the same mistakes again. Accepting others' criticism is a process of gaining experience. We can easily conclude that criticism is more useful than compliments because those criticized can improve and will not make the same mistake in the future. And we should know that only those who care about us will point out our mistakes. They criticize us because they want us to be better and their criticism will lead us to the path of success.
Although some may argue that criticism does harm to one's confidence and dignity, I think it can also make people to be stronger. The pop icon, Britney Spears, had a hard time in 07, but she made a successful comeback in 08 video music awards. The pressure and criticism from the society did not knock her down. Instead, it only made her better than ever. People will not only receive praises, so it is important to learn from criticism and become stronger. We cannot have a negative attitude towards criticism, for such view will stop us from hearing different opinions and know what others really think of us. And facing the criticism bravely is a sign of maturing as well. In a team those who ignore others' criticism will be considered as self-centered.
I am not saying we should accept all others' criticism without considering it. If we accept all the criticism we receive, we will be completely baffled about how to behave and do things properly. In a team, think of a man that always thinks he is right and others are wrong. Finding a quarrel in straw will lead to arguments in the team. But even though some criticism comes from unfriendly intentions, we can still consider them as a warning.
In real life, we tend to hold a protective web around ourselves to defend criticism because criticism is usually hurtful, but we should know that criticism can motivate us and help us to know ourselves better. And considering every criticism is a behavior of showing respect to others.