Many people automatically assume that being defensive and defending yourself is the same thing, but actually there is a very small difference. People who defend themselves too much are known to be defensive. This could be caused by an excess amount of confidence the person has as they believe they are right in every scenario.
- In order to grow we must accept that some criticism of ourselves is deserved
- Some people don’t defend themselves enough.
- Some people defend themselves even when they are wrong.
“He’s only saying that, to grow, we need to remain open to the possibility that criticism of us is deserved.”