We generally don't like to be pointed out.Friends, when it comes to being verbal, most of us say that we like to be told about our drawbacks or would like our mistakes to be corrected and so on. But, is it so when it comes to reality?
The fact, I believe, is that, most of us feel bad when someone points out our mistake or when someone suggests an improvement to what we did or when someone tries to correct us. It is not that we do not agree with them but the inherrent ego in us does not allow us to accept them publicly. We may take the suggestions seriously and may even make efforts to correct or improve ourselves, but the instant reaction would be to try and justify ourselves.
Then again there is another group who do not only disagree with suggestions but are also reluctant to analyse themselves and carry out corrections for improvement. A negative effect that has been observed to be related to this point is that some people try to avoid you if you persist in your efforts to help them improve.
There may be few who are open to criticism and are generous enough to acknowledge such suggestions and admit that they need to correct or improve themselves; I think they do better in life than others.
Please note that I am talking about the various aspects involved as an individual in total. Have you ever thought about this human characteristic? Do you feel my observation is correct? If so why?