Though a little unnecessarily aggressive, (what isn’t on artist-confessions,) I agree with this (that people need to learn how to take criticism in stride.)
Also to a point the part of it directed to Tom Preston.
@timeandabsolution: Oh of course, hahah. I typically don’t like a lot of these “confessions” because of how whining and aggressive they are for no apparent reason. I get that the things these people write about irk them greatly, but I don’t think there’s a rational need to get bent out of shape and piping mad to the point of wanting to start a fight with the person. I want to tell a lot of them that it’s perfectly fine to state your opinion on the matter, but people will often listen to you with greater care if you act maturely with dignity in the process.
I like being able to use artist-confessions as a place to vent other than my tumblr page, but I’ve always been iffy about the confessions directed at individual artists. Even when the confessor’s right, their advice would be better received if it weren’t phrased like an attack.
As for the critique thing, hell yes. Even when you don’t agree with something they said, at least be polite to them; they’re giving advice, not insulting your mother. I’ve never actually seen 1 of Preston’s replies to critics, so I don’t know much about the guy. I’ve only heard he doesn’t handle them well.