A truth seeker will want others to correct him if they see that he is doing something wrong. The more of a truth seeker you are, the more you will actually love criticism.
Of course, everyone prefers praise. But criticism will help us grow. If the criticism is valid, we gain by listening to it regardless of whether it's presented in a sensitive manner. If someone criticizes you in a painful way, use that as a lesson to be careful in giving others negative feedback.
The next time someone offers you a piece of criticism, act as if you love it!
(see Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv - Chochmah Umussar, vol.1,
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