"Last time I did that I got yelled at!" No you didn't. No you didn't. Well, probably you didn't.
I sometimes hear that from the people I work with. "I got yelled at. I got in trouble." No you didn't; in the last 20 years in the work force the only time anyone raised their voice was to be heard over the laughter.
Statements like that are indicative of a deeper issue - whether they red-flag a buried issue between supervisor and direct report, or a thin-skin.
Sue Shellenberger, in her blog post "How to Take Criticism Well" suggests that the ability to take criticism is a well-developed skill. She includes a nifty chart on how to react, and what to do if you react badly.
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