Some say I'm overly harsh about things, and hold people to impossible standards, and to be honest, I would agree with them. When it comes to people, I don't like making room for a lot of nonsense, and absolutely detest doing anything in a highly inefficient manner, including repeating things I stated seconds ago and aiding in things that modern tech in their possession could do for them in SECONDS. If you wanna make sure we share really strained relations, ask me to spell check every single word of a letter you're writing to someone fueling some petty bullshit that has nothing to do with me, and serves to change absolutely nothing. In those I choose to be close with, that sort of thing is something I vehemently reject, and I'd expect same thing from them, concerning my own molehills made into mountains.
This is especially true when it comes to being creative, as I believe when you let someone know where they're falling short as creatives, they have the chance to figure out what they can do to improve and refine the image they want the world to see. Why, I once drew a piece of fanart for a cosplayer I know around here that she straight up needed an assload of work with the fundamentals, and making it into a style distinctly my own. As much as that was a kick to the emotional pills, she was absolutely right, and because of that, now I know what I need to do next, in order to next my works to the next level, and turn out something truly amazing, and that, in my view, is the absolute best thing you can do for someone.
Personally, I still think I need to work on my fundamentals when it comes to drawing people, backgrounds and all that good stuff, but as long as I know they're talking from perspective of someone critiquing art, and not someone who sees the person behind the art, then they will always have my respect, and are people I would gladly lend my talents to, if the need ever came. Likewise, if people wanna call me an asshole, too serious or arrogant for pointing something the person can do to step their game up, I only got one thing to say: hope you enjoy never getting better at what you do. In the creative fields, there are 3 stages a creative goes through: imitation, improvement, and innovation, or in other words, copying what they like, finding where they think it could be better, then synthesizing all that into a style that's uniquely their own; those who can accept and incorporate constructive criticism are guaranteed to be able to go through that cycle as many times as they please to find their creative voice, with those that can't, remaining forever stuck in the imitation stage, and rarely, if ever able to rise above it