For us writers, all our works are very close to us, because they are the result of our hard work, past experiences, and memories, all of which matter to us a lot. They make us who we are. And so, we cringe at the thought of a critic reviewing our work.
We’re naturally wired to disagree with everything the critics say. We find it hard to believe that, what we wrote with so much love and passion, could have errors or someone could find faults in it. Our reaction to criticism, constructive or otherwise, is either to ignore it or become defensive.
Just think, what happens when you disregard your critic’s suggestion? Your work continues to be mediocre and your writing skills remain stagnant. Now, none of us would want that!