I’ve been challenging the girls I mentor with this character trait this month. It’s not a whole lot of fun to talk about how well you deal with correction or criticism. Because most of us aren’t too good at it. A long time ago I heard a pastor say, “When someone corrects you, don’t let your defensive nature take over. Instead ask this question: Is there any truth to this?“ While it is extremely uncomfortable to do this, I have tried to incorporate this into my own life. It’s a whole lot more natural to let my defenses rise instead of doing some soul searching. Many times when I ask this, there is some truth to what someone has said and some underlying issue that needs some attention. A handful of times there wasn’t truth in the statement/accusation…only a critical person not being led by the Spirit. So, I dismissed it. What about you? Do you feel you’re teachable? What would happen if we all asked that question as our first response?