I am okay not being praised but that doesn't mean I am happy taking criticism. I may not blast out with words to challenge negative statement but I do fight hard to stop my emotion gets over me. I no longer weep like a child. That again, doesn't mean I don't care. I'm trying the best I could and it sure is a work in progress. I have flaw and people I love have problem with that. It frustrates and hurt me all at one. That sure requires a lot of explanation, doesn't it?