How to ask for and receive helpful feedback.
When someone offers you feedback, especially if they say “would you like some constructive criticism?” You are likely to cringe. No one likes criticism. It never feels constructive.
Instead, ask for feedback by explaining why you chose them and what type of feedback would be helpful.
For example, say, “I’m asking for feedback from you because you so often catch people’s errors or because you have a completely different viewpoint.”
Both of you will be ready and able to have a truly constructive feedback discussion. No cringing necessary.