Praise as a form of social interaction expresses recognition, reassurance or admiration. Praise is expressed verbally as well as by body language.

Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something. Criticism is an evaluative or corrective exercise that can occur in any area of human life. In life we have both the people who praise and those who criticize us.

Praises from people may sound and feel good. It takes time and produces the ‘feel good hormone’ and the mind will always cling on the experience or the moment or on the thing or achievement that you were praised about. But think about it, when the mind continue clinging on that event or moment, you may fail to work harder to achieve even more. Your enthusiasm for achieving more slowly fades. Praises are best enough to keep you going but not good enough to continue holding onto.

Criticism may affect you negatively and it can make you look down on yourself, lower your esteem, and turn your thoughts from negative to positive. Criticism sound more negative than positive but the wise take more advantage of the criticism and respects the critics because they play a big role in helping them become better and self develop.

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