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Chapter 8. Assertive Techniques to Deal ... > Technique #2—Admitting the Truth

Technique #2—Admitting the Truth

The second technique of ADMITTING THE TRUTH is very effective when handling critical feedback that is valid.

The first thing we must do when handling valid feedback is to accept it as valid, but not fall into exaggerated put-downs and negative self-talk. Avoid too much apologizing or overcompensating for your error. You might even want to thank your critic for “bringing the problem to your attention.”


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