For years I edited newspaper articles. Some reporters were more open to constructive criticism than others. I thought it was a personality thing until my own work came under review. Yeeeouch! Needless to say, I like my criticism served sugar-coated.
When Bryon Wilkins sent me his first sketch of my avatar, he said this: "Either you'll like it or hate it. I’m pretty thick skinned, so don’t hesitate to say what you think; good or bad."
Brave man. I liked it, so it was all good.
Today's question for the comment contest is this: Do you enjoy having your art critiqued? If yes, would you rather it be done by peers or an expert? Is your skin thick like Byron's, or do you need your ego coddled a little like me?