What should you do if people criticize you always, without any reason, just to make themselves feel better?
Answer by Edo Morgen:
If their point of criticizing is only to make themselves feel better, then you should step back and distance yourself from them. Further arguing with their critics will only be stressful for you while they will derive pleasure instead (as I have seen quite often in most anonymous internet discussion).
There will be many people who will criticize you, especially if you are a public figure. Most of the critics won’t be pleasing and even some will lack any logical reasons to back them up, as the picture above shows.
That’s why, the effective solution would be ignoring them.
In fact, one of the way Wikipedia communities use to deal with this type of problem is . As this simple idea suggests, you need to:
- Revert the damages the critics have done (by deleting their comments if online or by pointing out that the critics are not in respectful manner)
- Block and ignore them from disturbing you anymore (by actually blocking them if online or by not taking their hurtful critics to heart)
Of course, it’s not that often that you ran into a guy that would openly criticize you without any logical reasons so he could feel superior than the people he criticize. Think through why they are doing that and whether that’s the usual thing they do to you. If they criticize just because, then ignore them.