“Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.”
Criticism is hard. Even the most gently worded criticism can still sting. As Mr. Carnegie stated, it brings up many painful emotions. People tend to strike back when confronted with criticism.
Criticism should offer a way for the person to improve, without breaking them down. It needs to take into account that it may hurt