Do you Criticise or Critique?

The difference between Critique and Criticism

Criticism finds fault / Critique looks at structure
Criticism looks for what’s lacking / Critique finds what’s working
Criticism condemns what it doesn’t understand / Critique asks for clarification
Criticism is spoken with a cruel wit and sarcastic tongue / Critique’s voice is kind, honest, and objective
Criticism is negative / Critique is positive (even about what isn’t working)
Criticism is vague and general / Critique is concrete and specific
Criticism has no sense of humor / Critique insists on laughter, too

The good news is that many of us learn from our mistakes, but only if and when we own up to them.


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