Negative feedback can be challenging, especially when not given extra care. You risk hurting the receiver and yourself (the giver). Whether or not you are the expert at giving pep talks giving negative feedback positively is a skill anyone can master.
One of the most effective ways to give negative feedback positively is to come from a place of empathy. With empathy, you endeavor to mentally put yourself in the other person’s situation and imagine how you will feel. If what you are about to say will cause hurt or cause significant emotional damage to your listener or receiver, you are better off not saying it.
Some people erroneously consider giving negative feedback positively as lying. However, it is possible to be honest yet positive with your negative feedback. So in this blog post, we will go over everything you need to know to help you add more positivity to your negative feedback.