Criticism — ADD Tip o the day 126

When we are criticized we usually take one of two approaches, either assess the information and see how we might benefit from it, or else, attack the source.

The book has been blessed by many reviewers.  Two reviewers did not like it, and suggested junking what I had and starting over.  On assessment, it was clear that the book they wanted was an entirely  different book from the one I was writing, so I could just disregard their criticism.  However , I realized that they were part of the audience and if they didn’t like it, some other people wouldn’t either.  They had many useful comments as to why they didn’t like it, and while I didn’t follow the suggestion to just start over, I did incorporate many of their suggestions, and the book is much better now (trust me on that), thanks to them.

If we are struggling to cope with ADD or ADHD, we probably attract more than our fair share of criticism.


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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