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Dealing positively with negative feedback

Receiving feedback is a common experience for all church musicians. I’ve said in a previous article that the feedback I take seriously is from wise, godly people, and those who are in the habit of bringing guests to meetings. These people always have their minds fixed on serving others and not themselves.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin

However, dealing with the feedback of those who are simply looking for their own needs to be met is a delicate process. This is because their feedback is often very subjective, and is sometimes quite emotionally manipulative, but also they are feeding back to musicians who have problems dealing with their own emotions, and are equally manipulative!