How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty?
As they say Kites rise against the wind not with it. Similarly criticism is the flight towards a better you.
The more criticism you face the more is the likelihood of your being famous, rising as a star, creating a niche everyday and continuous self-improvement. Criticism should be straight forward and honest. It should be true and authenticated.
One must also keep in mind that the criticism should be thought of when given in a good light. Is the person aware of the area in which he is criticizing you. Is he himself a master or leader to give a note good enough to propagate your instincts in the correct directions or it is just another passers-by comments which needs ignorance.
A vital factor in criticism is that people often intend to sandwich criticism, they mix the good then the bad (criticism) followed by positive points again. It is indeed a sandwich criticism. This dilutes the criticism and it is not taken correctly by the receiver. To make it more adaptive it should be direct and to the point.
So to conclude we must be receptive to criticism and at the same time use our senses to plead further.