Have you ever heard of the “gift of criticism”? You have friends who swear up and down that they are specially gifted with eyes to see areas in a person, organization, strategy or idea that could improve. They are always pointing out problems, mistakes, errors and sins. Maybe you are that person. You have discovered the best way to approach a topic or a situation and if someone doesn’t do it that very same way, you’re actually a little ticked. Maybe you notice very quickly when your husband could have a better attitude towards the kids, or work a little harder, or watch TV a little less or smell a little better or send flowers more often. And maybe you’re very verbal about it. But hey, it’s a gift to be able to clearly see those areas in a person that need to change, right?
There is help for those of us blessed with this particular Gift over at Warrior Wives in Elizabeth’s post, The “Gift” of Criticism.