As creatives we are compelled to critique. It’s basically hardwired in our brains. Is it because, as creatives, we have an innate need to be heard? Is it because we believe things can always be done better? Who knows. At least I don’t. What I do know is that some creatives tend to go for the jugular when it comes to offering criticism on someone’s work. Maybe out of jealousy. Maybe because we feel we could have done it better. Whatever the case, I feel that negative feedback is not a critique. Not only is it destructive to the person receiving it (no matter how much they “ignore” it), but it doesn’t help the creative and personal growth of the person dishing it out.