Feedback helps people improve, but anxious people often avoid it because it can feel threatening. Avoiding feedback due to anxiety may lead to slower than optimal progress in attaining your goals. Also, if you're closed off to feedback or react badly to it because of the anxiety it activates, your relationship with the feedback giver can become strained.
The following experiments will help you understand your thinking processes around feedback and move your thoughts in a more balanced direction.
Fine-Tune Your Mind to the Benefits of Feedback
When you're in anxiety mode, it's easy to think of feedback as something wholly torturous and psychologically painful. Can you nudge this thinking by attuning to some of the benefits?