Psychology

How to Trick Your Brain to Love Criticism

Science says the body responds similarly when afraid or excited. Here's how you can use that to your advantage.
VIP Contributor
Entrepreneur Network Contributor
2 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

It's hard not to react negatively whenever we're criticized. That's natural, because it makes us feel as if we're being rejected -- that the criticism is actually a threat to our safety. That's why the subconscious tends to lash out with anger or fear whenever someone criticizes us.

However, in this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel explains that the human body actually reacts similarly when we are excited and when we are afraid. So, rather than allowing yourself to give into those fearful emotions, try to convince yourself that you are, instead, excited by the criticism. That way, you'll be more likely to take it in and improve rather than ignore it or reply with anger.

Click play to learn more about this brain trick.

Related: The Deadly Cost of the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre.

EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Amazon FireRokuApple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android devices.

Click here to become a part of this growing video network.

More from Entrepreneur

Grow Your Business at Entrepreneur LIVE! Join us on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn, NY, to learn from legends like Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, pitch our editors, meet with investors, and potentially walk away with funding!
Register here

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

Whether you are launching or growing a business, we have all the business tools you need to take your business to the next level, in one place.
Enroll Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.