Criticism: What we hear “the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.” What was meant “the analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work.”
We all have something that we are afraid of being judge for, it could be our appearance, our choice of career, our spouse, or eating that dessert. Creatives are especially vulnerable since our sensitivities extend to how our work is perceived mistaking that as a reflection of us personally.
Here’s a humorous take on how to handle criticism. http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-6-greatest-life-hacks-handling-criticism/
A Zen approach to handling personal criticism. http://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-deal-with-criticism-well-25-reasons-to-embrace-it/
For someday when we finally get feedback from an editor. http://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/how-to-deal-with-critiques-and-editorial-feedback/
And a resource for Literary Criticism. http://www.onlineuniversitylowdown.com/2007/08/50-places-to-find-literary-criticism-online.html
Almost forgot, the sensible C.S. Lakin (I have not used her services but have followed her for quite a while. When the time comes she’s top on my list to try inquire about) http://critiquemymanuscript.com/#writetip