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Criticism in Relationships

  • By: April R. Trees
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Criticism is a verbal statement negatively evaluating another person. In close relationships, topics of evaluation typically include personal characteristics, behavior, performance or skills, physical appearance, relationship-related issues, and decision making. As an interpersonal ...

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