Some Side Reasons You Are Negatively Criticised

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Whatever you do in life, criticism is one of the ways some people will ever respond or react to you. There is no one who is reading this post right now that may not have faced criticisms in one way or another.

It is okay if the criticisms are positive, because positive criticisms give room for process or self improvements. However, it is another kettle of fish if the criticisms are largely negative.

No matter how nice you are, not everyone will be happy for you when you succeed. Naturally​, because they are not happy at your good fortunes, the next thing they will try to do is to churn out negative criticisms against you.

Negative criticisms are not sweet pills to swallow, but you will keep getting them. That is because you cannot control people’s thoughts, words and reactions towards you.

The best thing to do is to learn how to how negative criticisms when they come so that you don’t have to be so frustrated by them. Understanding why people criticise you negatively, will position you better to be able to handle the unpleasant and such inconveniencing situations when they do arise.

One of the ways to appropriately manage negative criticisms is to know why people harshly criticise you in the first. So let us consider the question,

Why do people criticise you negatively?

In a recent post I made on Facebook, I opined that “The fact that some people criticise you does not mean that they hate you; they might just be jealous.”

It was my little way of saying that negative criticisms can stem from pure hatred or concealed jealousy. Obviously, there could be other reasons.

To expand the discussion, I asked the question across my social media handles, “Why do some people criticise you negatively?  Any ideas please?”

A follower who responded to the post via my Instagram handle, suggested that some people may criticise you because either they feel intimidated by you or they are afraid of you.

Thanks to that respondent, because in addition to hatred and jealousy, we can see that people may also criticise you because they feel intimidated by you or are out-rightly afraid of you.

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Responses from Facebook

I received some responses via Facebook comments as well. In the following paragraphs, I will share with you the thoughts of some people that commented:

  • They [criticise me negatively in order] to bring my morale down. They also know they don’t know and have what I’ve got.”
  • Negative criticism is an excuse from a lazy person. Because he cannot attain that level which you are, the only encouragement he gives to himself is to criticise u negatively.”
  • “Some criticise you out of jealousy and some due to lack of understanding.”
  • Complex, self defence, jealousy and ignorance I think.”
  • Just out of envy and jealousy and  hate.”

They do so Primarily out of envy, ignorance & lack of understanding.”

  • Sometimes they may not understand me. Sometimes they may be misinformed about me. Sometimes is in their nature . Sometimes they just want to get my attention. Sometimes it just happens like that.”
  • Some criticise you out of mere jealousy, while  some others criticise you based  on what  they have  heard about  you.”\

Let us hear your thoughts as well. Why do people criticise you negatively?

©Copyright 2017 | Victor Uyanwanne


5 thoughts on “Some Side Reasons You Are Negatively Criticised

  1. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus Aug 19, 2017 / 12:48 am

    Thank you Victor for addressing this very real problem in our Lives and it is True when we follow Jesus He tells us we will be hated, ignored, Persecuted, slandered and yes perhaps even Martyred. When we Blog for The Lord we will also encounter unloving attitudes or rejection from others, even by those who call themselves Christians but their True hearts are shown by their actions and words and what they do to others they are doing to Jesus (Matthew 25:31-40 & 1 Peter 1:21-23 KJV)

    When I started Blogging Ron had to join me because I was being Slandered, receiving Hate Mail, being Abused and even Propositioned by a Married Man, it stopped except the back stabbing Slander. I was told again and only recently by someone who I thought was a Christian Blogging Friend and in Unity with Jesus, he said that he was told that I was a Member of a Cult and sadly he believed them even though I always confirm with Scripture God’s Truth, others have been told I’m unloving and legalistic and so it goes on.

    They say names can’t hurt us Victor but they can if we accept them as True, this is why we need to know our own worth in Christ Jesus, also I remember as confirmed in the Scriptures below who we are to our Abba Father and we are also not just Human when The Holy Spirit indwells us, yes we are indeed heirs of God and joint‑heirs with Christ” Romans8:16-17 (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is One Spirit.(KJV)

    1 Peter 2: 9-10 But ye are a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, an Holy Nation, a peculiar People that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His Marvellous Light; Which in time past were not a People but are now the People of God which had not obtained Mercy but now have obtained Mercy.(KJV)

    Romans 8:31 What shall we say to these things? If God be for us who can be against us.(KJV)

    God asks us Victor who will contend with Him against Evil who will stand up for His Truth and Yes I will continue regardless of the cost to me personally.

    2 Timothy 3 (17) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction,for Instruction in Righteousness.That the Man of God may be Perfect and thoroughly equipped to do all His good Works.(KJV)

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner Aug 19, 2017 / 7:35 am

      Thanks Anne for reading and commenting. It is true that we are often criticised for what we do or believe. But we need not fear or be discouraged once we know we are in the right.

      God is our rewarder. Only Him shall we please all the time.


  2. evangelist chilavert nmezi Aug 18, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Destructive criticisms can run down the morale of somebody no doubt but it depends on the person being criticized.
    Constructive criticism is good but sometimes the person being criticized sees it as destructive probably the truth was delivered raw without mincing words.
    Either way critics must criticize with caution in their minds. Basically, some don’t criticize because they are jealous, some criticize because they want to draw attention for the good or bad reasons while some criticize because they are quick to judge.


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    • VictorsCorner Sep 10, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      It is true that negative criticisms can dampen morals. But if we will put on the right attitudes and frames of heart, we can always rise above negative criticisms.

      Whatever is the reason people criticise us, let us make the most of it. I believe that criticisms should make us better not bitter.


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