I have to start this by saying I am writing this partly out of guilt because I broke some of my rules recently. And I kicked myself all evening over it, asking what the hell I was thinking and why I didn't be a better person and even though I've been told 'it's not your fault' I'm like yes it was my fault because I was there and I broke my own rules. And maybe it's no big deal and I'm overreacting but I broke my own rules. The rules I made for reasons.
See, I have rules about critiquing. The first rule is “Don't.” The second rule is “Don't, except for very rare exceptions.” And the third rule consists of a method I've developed to keep my own asinine tendencies in check and to ensure I don't trample all over the other person in the name of ARTISTIC CRITQIUE OMMMMG.
But first, let's talk about ego for a moment. I am going to speak primarily about writing because that is what I'm familiar with, but I think this could also