“Negative feedback is a way of learning. If your ego gets in there, it’s can pretty humiliating.” David Burns

“Negative feedback is a way of learning. If your ego gets in there, it’s can pretty humiliating. It does take a lot of courage. Everyone gives us group leaders feedback. They say here’s what they disliked, here’s what I liked about this session. And here’s how I rated you. It can be pretty painful.”

“She’s so warm. An incredible gracious genius. Every time she opens her mouth and gives feedback, it’s always so diplomatic and done beautifully. But I’m more aggressive – to me, it doesn’t sound aggressive, I’m saying here’s what you did right and here’s how you can improve – I put it out there very directly. I get a lot of criticism that’s usually valid. It’s painful.

“If you’re willing to be open for it, it does give you a chance to grow. I’m learning not only about what I’m teaching, I’m learning about myself and my flaws.”

“When you show your humanness with humility, people seem to embrace you like crazy.”

David Burns

Source: On the Path to Greater Intimacy— David’s Final Sparkling Interview with Stephanie James on the Feeling Good podcast, episode 117

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