Complaining is the act of expressing dissatisfaction or annoyance. It is often motivated by a need to vent negative emotions.Criticism is an analysis or judgement. It is often possible to frame criticism in a positive light by offering new strategies, designs or ideas that point a way forward.
Complaining vs CriticismComplaining is often considered a mistake as people commonly find it annoying or at least uninspiring. The problem is that complaining often comes off as defeatist, negative, boring and self-absorbed. The line between complaining and criticism is thin. Criticism is associated with judgements that are well thought-out and constructive in that they may offer a way forward. Not all criticism is positive. Where criticism is negative, care is taken not to sound emotional, self-focused, vengeful or biased. Criticism is an earnest attempt to improve something where complaining is verbalization of negative emotions and dissatisfaction.
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