3.1 Getting Feedback from Other People

Have you ever been told something about yourself that you didn’t know, resulting in your gaining confidence in your abilities? The chances are that the answer is yes.

Getting feedback from another person can be incredibly useful in confidence-building and in highlighting areas for personal development. However, it can also be difficult and, at times, stressful. In this section of Unit 3 we’ll explore the different ways in which feedback may be useful, as well as looking at what difficulties it may cause and ways of dealing with these possible difficulties. Later in this unit, we will look at how other people may be involved in helping you achieve personal change. First though, we’ll explore how other people can help you to gather information about your current qualities, knowledge, and skills.

3.1.1 Why Can Feedback be Useful?