February 5, 2015 Carole Levy

9- Being critical versus respectful (10 unproductive ways to ask for help)


Day 9 – Happy Friday! Cartoon 9 is almost as embarrassing as Cartoon 8 (“Being manipulative versus direct” if you missed it). My cartoon below isn’t very subtle – I’m not very subtle when I’m critical – but think about most subtle ways to not ask for help and be critical.  Not delegating because we think that others are not up to the task for example.  Aren’t we arrogant and manipulatively in control when we do that? And that leads to a lot of stress, resentment, loss of learning opportunities and talents, and many other costs…

That being said, enjoy Cartoon 9!


Reflecting on this cartoon, choose a situation in which you could be either critical or respectful when asking for help. Notice the differences, and if you’d like, share them with me.


Comments (7)

  1. Ah, the critic! I know her voice. In addition or instead of criticizing me, I am fast to project that criticism on others. What a bitch I can be!

  2. Robin

    Ditto what Arina said! I think I need to tape this one to my bathroom mirror…

  3. Hmmm… I reflected. For me it’s more like “can I piss you off enough, and you’d still love me”? Communication skills lacking in our family, including me.

    Greetings and peace to all,

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