– He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it, Proverbs 9:7-12
Learn from those who criticize you!
God created your whole person, not just your spirit. When mankind fell and the image of God in us was damaged, that damage impacted everything about you, not only your relationship with God. God is restoring and rebuilding your whole person.
One of the main ways he does that is through the correction, reproof, and criticism of others. In Proverbs, God repeatedly lets us know that one of the wisest things we can do is accept, embrace and learn from criticism. Even when a person criticizes you out of bad motives and malice, there is almost always some kernel of truth in what they are saying—something you can receive from God with gratitude and grow from it.