o encourage or allow someone to be truthful and blunt to you on your shortcomings, you must first lower your guard and perhaps start by sincerely confessing your weaknesses first.
s giving constructive feedback is not easy from even your best supervisors, Your self disclosure would infact make the other person feel at ease and comfortable in giving you a blatant opinion ; which is what you want to hear versus a feedback that is sugar coated with ambiguity and politeness.
It is a norm for many to be unable to give good constructive feedback face to face. Sadly though, sometimes, people are only great in “talking behind your back and not to your face.
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