(this is normally the first reaction)" How dare they tell me such
"No way, I am great at what I do. They need to check out what some
of the other guys are up to".
(watching your boss); " Look at them they think I have got problems".
"I suck where's that new cook's knife, I am just going to kill myself,
then they won't have a problem".
suggestion would be; don't take it too seriously, especially the suicide
bit. A large part of the problem lies in the way the message is delivered,
not all things come in nice parcels though. Focus on the message not the
packaging. The anger side of things is more often than not, at yourself.
Your actions have put you in the position where someone feels the need
to correct you. The denial side is natural, we should all be positive
about ourselves, but be realistic too.
to the message, keep a level head. Ask the messenger questions. What do
they expect, how do they think you can fix this issue. Realize any negative
feelings you are getting from this. Learn from this so when you are the
messenger you can avoid sending your guys into a tail spin...