The disapproval matrix

Here’s an evergreen post from Ann Friedman, about how to map constructive feedback. On her matrix, the x-axis runs from people who know you to people who don’t, while the y-axis charts feedback from rational to irrational. The top two quadrants are great sources of good feedback (even, I’ll note, when it’s delivered poorly); the bottom two quadrants consist of frenemies and haters you’re better off ignoring. A great shorthand for when you get shitty feedback.