Great piece — I’ve witnessed the “offended” feedback before (though it wasn’t directed at me personally) and I just felt awful for the author in question, because they had nothing to take away from the session, and had, after all, opened themselves up to the vulnerability of seeking feedback. Not a good scenario; the “offended” person seemed largely in it for some brief attention, or a desire to feel morally superior. The writer obviously just blanked out that person totally, so didn’t go away wondering whether they legitimately crossed a boundary or not… Basically, unhelpful to everyone!

Anyway, as someone now seeking much more feedback on their writing, this article was a very welcome read! Thank you :)

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