When I look at my own work and my own personality, I have come to realize that my worst weakness is in my ability to accept criticism, benefit from it, and move on. As a relatively new writer excited to review and share more work, I was hoping that some people here might have some advice on how to take criticism. What goes through your mind and body when someone absolutely hates your work? What tricks do you have to persevere and keep at it? For the record, I have posted one piece of work here already, and it went just fine. The people who reviewed it were helpful and nice, and I think I've already improved my writing because of it. But I've seen reviews here that I thought to myself were absolutely brutal. Not necessarily wrong or deliberately mean, but certainly difficult to digest. The great thing though is how well the original posters have consistently responded. I know I'm not going to be a great writer until I know how to take the bad with the good. Any suggestions?