15 Ways to Give Negative Feedback, Positively (+ Examples) (2022)

15 Ways to Give Negative Feedback, Positively (+ Examples) (1)Negative feedback can be hard to handle and, when poorly delivered, unhelpful.

While we have all been on the receiving end of criticism – that uncomfortable conversation often toned down by pleasantries – it is neither easy to give nor take.

And yet, if appropriate, timely, and well wrapped, feedback can be a positive and even life-enhancing experience. Indeed, a Gallup poll identified that employees want any feedback over no feedback – even if it’s negative (Brim & Asplund, 2009).

This article digs deeper into the subtle art of giving feedback while offering techniques to reduce the associated discomfort.

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This Article Contains:

  • Giving Negative Feedback Positively: 11 Techniques
  • Critical Versus Constructive Feedback
  • 8 Real-Life Examples
  • Useful Feedback in the Workplace Videos
  • Tips for Giving Negative Feedback at Work
  • Can There Be Too Much Feedback? – Possibly
  • PositivePsychology.com Helpful Resources
  • A Take-Home Message
  • References

Giving Negative Feedback Positively: 11 Techniques

How do we know if we are doing the right thing? And equally, how do we know we are doing it well?

Without feedback, we are cut off. We behave in a way that we think is right while remaining ignorant and in the dark.

Positive feedback, rather than telling us where we are going wrong, helps us enhance our best qualities. It tells us to keep going as we are – and perhaps more so.

While negative feedback might suggest a focus on our worst, it creates an immense opportunity for improvement when viewed in the right light. After all, an insightful critique provides a chance to grow and excel (Chappelow & McCauley, 2019).

Chappelow and McCauley write in the Harvard Business Review:

“feedback – both positive and negative – is essential to helping managers enhance their best qualities and address their worst so they can excel at leading.”

And it’s not just for managers, it’s true of all of us.

What should we consider when it comes to feedback?

There are several points to think about before we tell someone what we think:

(Video) How to Deliver Negative Feedback Fairly and Effectively

  1. Harsh feedback may be counterproductive.
    Deliver feedback carefully and respectfully. If given too frequently and without regard to feeling, the person on the other end will revert to defense mode – possibly losing confidence, self-esteem, and motivation.
  2. Feedback isn’t always negative.
    Don’t persistently focus on what isn’t working or isn’t being done right. Attending to what is going well can support someone’s growth and steer their development in the right direction.
  3. Feedback isn’t always positive.
    On the other hand, don’t always focus on strengths. If you only address the positives, the listener will return to what they were doing, believing they have nothing to improve. Nevertheless, they will be delighted as they appear to be doing almost everything right. The balance between points two and three is essential.
  4. Providing a fix may not be the answer.
    Ask questions that encourage reflection. Such open support can lead the person to understand what they did well, or poorly, while stimulating exploration and reflection.

How can negative feedback be given positively?

Ashira Prossack, writing for Forbes (2018), says, “feedback is a manager’s best tool, but it’s only effective when it’s delivered properly.

It’s tricky. But when done well, the client or employee can even be grateful.

After all, it may not be a surprise to the recipient, and bringing difficulties out into the open can create a productive dialogue. Negative feedback given positively can be enabling, helping someone stop making mistakes and providing them with the training and support needed.

But, if handled clumsily, without respect, courtesy, and consideration of the end goal, it will either be ignored or lead to withdrawal – mental, emotional, or even physical.

Prossack suggests the following guidance:

  • Avoid wrapping negative feedback in praise
    The feedback sandwich (there are more colloquial names for it), while popular, may not always be appropriate.

The standard compliment/critique/compliment can give a false view of how someone is performing. Two positives outweigh one negative and, therefore, might suggest successful performance.

  • Constructive criticism
    Identifying the problem then coming up with a plan to fix it is a powerful development tool.

Help the person find ways to avoid making the same mistake while learning a new behavior or better approaches.

  • Regular follow-up
    It’s not enough to say there is an issue and then leave it.

Create a development plan with regular meet-ups. Provide guidance and ask the person to confirm the steps they have implemented, the training they have taken, and whether the outcome has improved. This will also help build trust and a stronger relationship for future feedback.

  • Be honest and sincere
    We are often aware of our underperformance, so the feedback should not be a surprise. Make it clear you are keen to help the person improve, rather than find fault.
  • Be direct and clear
    At the end of the feedback, don’t let the person walk out of the room thinking ‘what just happened?’ State the feedback clearly and directly, without being rude or uncaring. If necessary, send an email as a follow-up to clarify the points discussed.
  • Encourage self-reflection
    Engage with the person; ask for their thoughts on what happened and why. It could be that their actions were justified and that your picture of what happened is incomplete.
  • Stop and listen
    You may be as nervous as the person you are giving feedback to, and that may cause you to talk too much. Stop and listen.

Taking time to understand their position will create empathy and deep insight.

Remember, these points are only for guidance. The person and their situation must be taken into account when framing negative feedback.

Critical Versus Constructive Feedback

15 Ways to Give Negative Feedback, Positively (+ Examples) (2)Whether giving feedback to a staff member, peer, client, or service provider, it is crucial to understand how to make it valuable.

Indeed, feedback can be constructive when either positive or negative, as long as it encourages growth. On the other hand, critical feedback serves little purpose other than to tell someone they are not very good.

We must, therefore, begin by considering the goal of feedback: improvement. The recipient should be clear about what has gone well and what needs to be rectified or progressed.

They should understand what they need to change and have a clear path to learning the skills required.

So, how do we provide constructive feedback without making it critical?

For constructive feedback to be useful, perform the following (Krakoff, 2020):

  • Build trust
    When you know you will be called upon to provide feedback at some point in the future, you are at an advantage.

Establish a positive relationship that is open, sincere, and trusting. Feedback is more readily accepted from someone we know, respect, trust, and who has our best interests at heart.

  • Balance the positives and the negatives
    No one is all bad or all good.

Present a balanced perspective that encourages positive behaviors while recognizing the negative ones they need to work through. It is important not to mislead and yet offer some positive points to remain motivated.

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  • Talk face-to-face
    Constructive criticism should, when possible, take place in person. A phone call does not convey body language and may mask the nuances of the conversation.

An email may have no apparent context, lack clarity, and land in the person’s inbox like a cartoon bomb waiting to explode when clicked.

  • Don’t pre-judge
    Until you have had a chance to talk to the person involved, avoid assigning meaning or intent to what has happened.

Let the person have the opportunity to explain why they behaved as they did.

  • Be specific
    Don’t overgeneralize or drift into other issues.

Focus on the point of feedback.

  • Don’t become personal
    Do not confuse the person with their actions.

Being personal will lead the recipient to shut down. They will be less likely to act on, or learn from, the points shared.

  • Be consistent
    Depending on the feedback frequency, the recipient shouldn’t be surprised by what you have to say. Regular interaction can help avoid lengthy, negative, and unexpected feedback.
  • Keep feedback fresh
    Avoid a long gap between the incident (or behavior) and providing feedback. The discussion should be current so that no one is trying to remember who or what was involved.

Ensure the approach fits the context. Are you aware of any family or health issues that could be influencing performance? How has the person reacted to feedback before?

Answers to these questions will influence how positive and negative feedback are handled.

8 Real-Life Examples

Delivering feedback in an appropriate and nuanced way is challenging. To do it well, practice, experience, and observation are essential.

The following examples may provide a starting point:

What was saidWhat it could be replaced with
You are missing deadlines, and it is impacting the rest of the team and the project.I’ve noticed you are finding time-management a challenge. Is there anything I can do to help?
You haven’t met your targets. I’m concerned it is going to drag down the team’s performance.You haven’t met your targets, but I know how hard you have been working. Are there any obstacles in your way that I can help with?
I’ve seen your late-night emails to the team; I’m concerned you are not in control of your work.I’ve seen your late-night emails to the team; I’m worried about your work–life balance. Can we dig in a little deeper to understand your workload?
You’ve stepped into the new role and don’t seem to be handling things well.Well done on the new role. I am sure there are challenges. Can we discuss any support and training that may be helpful?
You seemed annoyed in the meeting yesterday; it made reaching a decision very difficult.I noticed you appeared upset yesterday at the meeting. Can we discuss how things are going?

There are many ways to frame feedback; consider the goal of providing it and how to frame it as an opportunity for growth.

Useful Feedback in the Workplace Videos

There are some excellent videos online that offer useful guidance for providing feedback:

The secret to giving great feedback

From The Way We Work TED series, cognitive scientist LeeAnn Renninger offers scientific insights into the best approach to providing feedback, along with a set of powerful tools proven to help.

How to give negative feedback in the workplace

This video provides pragmatic advice on building trust, establishing relationships, and a positive approach to providing feedback in the workplace.

Giving feedback for strong performance

Shari Harley’s video reminds us to consider the goal of performance feedback versus our personal motives. Without honest practical feedback and actionable plans, growth opportunities will be missed.

Tips for Giving Negative Feedback at Work

We shouldn’t avoid providing (or receiving) negative feedback. While it is not always pleasant – potentially shattering a staff member’s bubble of perfection – critical input is essential to company performance (Chappelow & McCauley, 2019).

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While we may not like giving feedback, research suggests employees want more, not less – and both positive and negative input (Rice, 2011).

It’s true; if we never get feedback, how do we know how we are doing? Those with a growth mindset will see feedback as an opportunity to track how they are doing and seek the help they need to develop (Zojceska, 2019).

Therefore, to minimize the perception of threat, we need to consider the delivery. The following pared-down approach equally applies to a member of your team, outside consultant, or colleague.

Negative feedback in a nutshell

Chappelow and McCauley from the Center for Creative Leadership teach an approach called Situation–Behavior–Impact. It is a simple yet potent model for work-based situations.

Both strengths and weaknesses must be communicated clearly and specifically, in a professional and caring way by making clear:

  • When and where the behavior occurred
  • What the behavior was
  • What the outcome of the behavior was (i.e., thoughts, feelings, and actions)

At the same time, when you are giving feedback, make sure you are not:

  • Being judgmental – You should not have said that
  • Overgeneralizing – You always say that
  • Assuming the thoughts behind the behavior – You have no respect

When delivered appropriately, feedback is more likely to be heard, thought about, and acted upon.

The final stage is to agree on the next steps that will ultimately avoid the behavior or the outcome.

Feedback to your manager

Perhaps one of the more career-limiting situations can be providing feedback to your manager in the wrong way. Overstep, and your advancement may be restricted; respond too weakly, and you may not be considered leadership material.

It’s a knife’s edge. So how do you approach it?

According to Jeremy McAbee (2019), there are three techniques for useful “upward feedback” – some of which we have already encountered:

  • Be specific
    Don’t talk in generalizations or abstractions, and use specific concrete examples.
  • Focus on yourperspective
    Use “I” rather than “you.” This approach maintains focus on your thoughts, beliefs, and feelings in the situation.
  • Come up with solutions
    If related to an issue you are facing, rather than a behavior, offer a solution. How could you help? Is there a way you could remove or reduce the problem?

What shouldn’t I do?

During the feedback, do not do the following (especially if feedback is negative):

  • Explain what you would do in their position
  • Speculate on why they behaved the way they did
  • Choose the wrong time to provide the feedback; for example, in front of other people or during a crisis

Within work, feedback should be given and received in a non-personal way, focusing on doing what is right for the company.

However, we all have human tendencies to be petty, narrow minded, and suffer from fragile egos. Balance the above advice and the knowledge and relationship you have with the colleague.

Unless it is a human resources issue, an informal approach – perhaps over a cup of coffee – may work better than something too formal.

Can There Be Too Much Feedback? – Possibly

15 Ways to Give Negative Feedback, Positively (+ Examples) (3)While most of us would agree that feedback – positive and negative – is valuable to the individual, aspects of feedback have been called into question.

Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall, writing for the Harvard Business Review (2019), challenge the value of “telling people what we think of their performance and how they should do it better.

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Indeed “radical transparency”– as practiced at Netflix and the Wall Street Journal – may not only fail to improve performance but could be damaging.

After all, such direct engagement assumes that other people are more aware of your weaknesses than you are. Feedback also suggests you lack specific abilities that must be remediated.

Overall, feedback could be described as “my way is necessarily your way.”

These are all points that should be borne in mind before offering feedback.

Therefore, we must ensure feedback is provided for the right reasons, recognizing that it may be better to play to a person’s strengths rather than “fix” weaknesses.

PositivePsychology.com Helpful Resources

If you are passionate about helping others improve their lives in meaningful ways, our Emotional Intelligence Masterclass© is for you.

It includes all the materials you need to deliver high-quality EQ training sessions that are science-based.

The Giving Negative Feedback Positively worksheet from the Positive Psychology Toolkit© is a hugely popular tool that can be used to provide practical guidance on how to deliver negative feedback in a constructive way, conducive to wellbeing without being harsh and judgmental.

Another toolkit tool perfect for practitioners is Adopting a Growth Mindset to Criticism, which is an invaluable next step after receiving negative feedback. It is a 20-minute exercise that addresses oversensitivity and instead focuses on constructive growth.

This article on nonviolent communication is a useful start for a manager prone to steamroll conversations, with books and tools to improve nonviolent communication in any situation.

If you’re looking for more science-based ways to help others communicate better, this collection contains 17 validated positive communication tools for practitioners. Use them to help others improve their communication skills and form deeper and more positive relationships.

A Take-Home Message

Feedback is a valuable approach for bridging the gap between what someone is doing and what is expected of them.

When provided regularly, it offers practical insights that support development and increased performance – a win for both the individual and the organization.

However, negative feedback must be handled carefully. The person providing it should be clear on their motivation and understand the goal of the activity. They must also consider the context: personal and contextual circumstances and an awareness that there may be information they currently lack.

Finally, it would be foolish to assume that our way is always the most appropriate. If encouraged to play to their strengths, the person receiving the feedback may possibly find a more effective way of resolving difficulties.

Explore the techniques, learn from the examples, and provide feedback based on the goal of growth.

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What are some examples of negative feedback? ›

Examples of processes that utilise negative feedback loops include homeostatic systems, such as: Thermoregulation (if body temperature changes, mechanisms are induced to restore normal levels) Blood sugar regulation (insulin lowers blood glucose when levels are high ; glucagon raises blood glucose when levels are low)

How do you give feedback in a positive way example? ›

Positive feedback you can give

"I'm really happy with your determination to finish this project. I know it wasn't easy, but I knew you could do it. Your helpful attitude makes it clear that you can continue to take on new challenges and grow with the company. Thank you for your extra effort."

How do you give negative feedback in a positive way example? ›

How can negative feedback be given positively?
  1. Be honest and sincere. We are often aware of our underperformance, so the feedback should not be a surprise. ...
  2. Be direct and clear. At the end of the feedback, don't let the person walk out of the room thinking 'what just happened? ...
  3. Encourage self-reflection. ...
  4. Stop and listen.
20 Oct 2020

What are 10 critical aspects of receiving feedback? ›

Receiving feedback effectively
  • Listen to the feedback given. This means not interrupting. ...
  • Be aware of your responses. Your body language and tone of voice often speak louder than words. ...
  • Be open. ...
  • Understand the message. ...
  • Reflect and decide what to do. ...
  • Follow up.

Is Sweating an example of negative feedback? ›

Another example of negative feedback occurs when your body's temperature begins to rise and a negative feedback response works to counteract and stop the rise in temperature. Sweating and shivering are good examples of negative feedback.

Which is an example of negative feedback quizlet? ›

A good example of a negative feedback mechanism is a home thermostat (heating system). The thermostat contains the receptor (thermometer) and control center. If the heating system is set at 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the heat (effector) is turned on if the temperature drops below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is negative positive feedback? ›

Positive feedback loops enhance or amplify changes; this tends to move a system away from its equilibrium state and make it more unstable. Negative feedbacks tend to dampen or buffer changes; this tends to hold a system to some equilibrium state making it more stable.

What are some examples of positive feedback for students? ›

The student:
  • is a conscientious, hard-working student.
  • works independently.
  • is a self-motivated student.
  • consistently completes homework assignments.
  • puts forth their best effort into homework assignments.
  • exceeds expectations with the quality of their work.
  • readily grasps new concepts and ideas.

What is an example of positive feedback in humans? ›

The release of oxytocin from the posterior pituitary gland during labor is an example of positive feedback mechanism. Oxytocin stimulates the muscle contractions that push the baby through the birth canal.

What are some examples of positive feedback for colleagues? ›

Positive feedback examples for teammates
  • A teammate helped figure out a tough problem. Things were going well on this project. ...
  • A teammate went above and beyond to deliver work. ...
  • A teammate needs a boost in morale. ...
  • A teammate contributed to company culture in a positive way.
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What are some examples of positive feedback for customer service? ›

Thank you so much for helping out with my customers while I've been away. It's such a good feeling to know that we can take time out when needed and the team are here to not just support our customers but support each other too. “

What is an example of negative feedback in communication? ›

Example of negative feedback: “You were way too late with your part of the work and it was filled with mistakes! I had to stay in the office all evening to clean up your horrible mess!

How do I give negative feedback to my boss examples? ›

I really appreciate you taking the time to hear me out. There's something on my mind from our last team meeting. I wanted to let you know how it made me feel because I think honesty is important for us to maintain a strong relationship. Would that be okay with you?”

What are some examples of negative feedback for manager? ›

Giving Negative Feedback to Your Boss: 12 *Safe* Examples
  • On micromanaging + nitpicking. “I understand your time is extremely valuable. ...
  • On lack of guidance. ...
  • On confusing or contradictory instructions. ...
  • On blaming. ...
  • On getting dull assignments. ...
  • On being passive aggressive. ...
  • On using threats. ...
  • On asking questions.
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What is the most effective feedback? ›

Impact feedback is the most effective type of feedback to start with because it informs a person about the results of their behavior without dissecting the details, assuming motivation, or placing blame.

What are the six features of constructive feedback? ›

Constructive Feedback: 6 Tips to Success
  • Be Specific. Identify the key areas and actions where the employee excelled or performed poorly. ...
  • Be Positive. Recognition is important! ...
  • Offer Autonomy. ...
  • Observation, not Inference. ...
  • Use Descriptive Language. ...
  • Avoid Feedback Overload.
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What are the different types of feedback class 10? ›

Types of Feedback-:
  • Formal and informal feedback.
  • Descriptive and non descriptive feedback.
  • Specific and nonspecific feedback.

Is eating a negative feedback? ›

Every time you eat, a negative feedback mechanism controls the level of sugar in your blood. The main sugar found in your blood is glucose. After you eat something, your body absorbs the glucose from your bloodstream and deposits it into your blood.

Is thirst a positive or negative feedback? ›

Thirst is a negative feedback mechanism. When thirst increases, a person is stimulated to drink reducing thirst.

Is shivering a negative or positive feedback? ›

Body temperature control is a negative feedback system that occurs in the body. If the body temperature rises or falls, the response of shivering or sweating will reverse the change that has occurred.

Is blood clotting negative feedback? ›

Blood Clotting

When a wound causes bleeding, the body responds with a positive feedback loop to clot the blood and stop blood loss. Substances released by the injured blood vessel wall begin the process of blood clotting.

What is a negative feedback of homeostasis? ›

To maintain homeostasis, your body adapts two. types of feedback mechanisms: ○ Negative feedback occurs when a change in a. variable triggers a response. which reverses the initial change.

What is an example of a positive feedback loop in the environment? ›

One example of a positive feedback is the melting of ice - particularly sea ice - and corresponding decrease in albedo (see Figure 1). Ice is white and highly reflective - corresponding to a high albedo. This reflectivity prevents some incident sunlight from being absorbed.

What is negative and positive feedback examples? ›

Some examples of positive feedback are contractions in child birth and the ripening of fruit; negative feedback examples include the regulation of blood glucose levels and osmoregulation.

What is positive and negative feedback in communication? ›

Negative feedback can be used to keep a team member from repeating negative behaviour but does not necessarily contribute to the substitution of a positive behaviour to replace the negative one. Positive feedback, on the other hand, reinforces desirable behaviour.

What are the positive and negative effects of feedback? ›

Positive feedback is used to indicate that an expected or desired behavior was demonstrated, or to reinforce successive steps toward a goal. Negative feedback indicates that a behavior or task was not performed correctly, thus indicating that a change of behavior is needed [4].

What are the methods of giving feedback? ›

1. Avoid giving unsolicited advice
  • Be specific. ...
  • Come with a deep level of empathy. ...
  • Don't wait for a quarterly review. ...
  • Keep it private. ...
  • Don't take the “sandwich approach” ...
  • Make the conversation a two-way street. ...
  • Focus on performance, not personality. ...
  • Keep the conversation going by following up.

What is the most effective feedback technique? ›

Three effective feedback techniques that have a high success rate in practice include feedforward, DESC, and the what/why technique. Giving effective feedback is an essential skill for leaders.

What is an effective feedback? ›

Effective feedback is designed to determine a learner's level of understanding and skill development to plan the next steps towards achieving the learning intentions or goals.

What are the methods of feedback? ›

Types of feedback
  • Informal feedback. Informal feedback can occur at any times as it is something that emerges spontaneously in the moment or during action. ...
  • Formal feedback. ...
  • Formative feedback. ...
  • Summative feedback. ...
  • Student peer feedback. ...
  • Student self feedback. ...
  • Constructive feedback. ...
  • Resources, strategies or assistance.
27 Apr 2022

How do professionals give negative feedback? ›

How to give negative feedback
  1. Ensure your emotions are stable and under control. ...
  2. Deliver the negative feedback in a private area. ...
  3. Give feedback that is centered on the behavior, not the person. ...
  4. Skip the superficial comments. ...
  5. Make sure the feedback is timely. ...
  6. Keep your feedback specific. ...
  7. Stay calm. ...
  8. Allow the employee to respond.
8 Feb 2021

How do you give feedback to students? ›

When giving students feedback, keep these tips in mind:
  1. Praise their efforts, not their talents. ...
  2. Mistakes and errors don't need to feel negative. ...
  3. Be specific. ...
  4. Explain feedback wherever possible. ...
  5. Start with a clear goal. ...
  6. Keep it timely. ...
  7. Feedback isn't just for finished work. ...
  8. Give feedback one-on-one.
18 Oct 2021

What is the best way to give feedback in the workplace? ›

7 Tips for Giving Constructive Feedback
  1. Focus on the issue. Proper constructive criticism should always focus on the situation or issue caused by the person, rather than focusing on the person's character.
  2. Be sincere. ...
  3. Avoid the sandwich method. ...
  4. Be specific. ...
  5. Allow a response. ...
  6. Recommend a solution. ...
  7. Provide a summary.
7 Jun 2021

What are the 3 types of feedback? ›

The three forms of feedback: appreciation, coaching and evaluation.

How do you take feedback positively? ›

How to Take Feedback Like a Pro
  1. Recognize Good Intentions. We tend to recoil at the inkling of something that doesn't resemble a glowing compliment. ...
  2. Actively Listen. “I think this is a really great start, but…" ...
  3. Ask Questions. ...
  4. Summarize the Feedback. ...
  5. Be Gracious. ...
  6. Follow Up.
19 Jun 2020

What are some examples of constructive feedback? ›

Example of constructive feedback: "Helen, I always appreciate how productive and reliable you are, but I have noticed a change in your performance lately. Turning in assignments late is unlike you. I wanted to check in with you to discuss any challenges you have been facing and understand how I can support you better."

What are 5 qualities feedback should have? ›

Five Characteristics of Good Feedback
  • Good Feedback Is Timely.
  • Good Feedback Is Insightful.
  • Good Feedback Is Constructive (Not Critical)
  • Good Feedback Is Collaborative.
  • Good Feedback Is Actionable.
23 Mar 2022

Which negative feedback is most likely to be well accepted? ›

Research indicates that negative feedback is most likely to be accepted when it comes from a credible source or if it's objective in form. Subjective impressions carry weight only when they come from a person with high status and credibility. This suggests that negative feedback that's supported by hard data?

What are the 6 types of feedback? ›

Types of feedback based on tone
  • Positive feedback. This is the type of feedback that we all want to hear, it's when someone praises our work. ...
  • Positive feedforward. ...
  • Negative feedback. ...
  • Negative feedforward. ...
  • Constructive feedback. ...
  • Destructive feedback.
29 Apr 2021

How many types of feedback do we have? ›

The two types of feedback…

There are only two — positive and constructive. Positive feedback reinforces behavior that we want to see continue. It's the most effective way to get more of a behavior from someone.


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