You have probably received both positive and negative feedback at some point in your career. Negative feedback can be tough to deal with but when handled well, it help you improve and do better in the future.

Negative feedback can come in many forms: bad reviews, rejected pitches, negative comments, criticism from your coworkers. No matter is it is, it can be a real blow to your ego.

How do you respond to negative feedback?

It’s not easy to hear that your work isn’t well received. What should you do when someone responds negatively to something you’ve written, or to a presentation you’ve given?

Do you take negative feedback and use it to propel you to do better next time? Do you dwell on it for a while and then move on? Do you use it to gain new perspective? Do you actually like negative feedback?

At INBOUND 2016, Venngage asked 57 speakers and attendees how they deal with negative feedback. As expected, different people had different approaches to handling negative feedback from their readers, customer and co-workers.”

Here’s what they had to say: