The problem with criticism is that it is almost always targeted towards the person and not on the idea. Today, I will explain how to criticize positively. First, acknowledge that the person at fault has not done it intentionally and make it clear to him/her. Tell him/her that you know that if he/she had known the consequences, he/she would not have done it that way. Be empathetic and appreciate everything positive about the situation. Then use persuasive words to criticize the idea and not the person.