12. You take criticism well. You don’t cry in your soup or sob in the restroom stall every time your boss tells you that you need to make improvements in your work. If you are lucky, your boss is clear, concise, and compassionate when criticizing your work and you see that as yet another opportunity on the road to continuous improvement. Even if your boss has the diplomacy of a water buffalo, you can see through the delivery and concentrate on the message. And, if you have one of those bosses who is just plain mean, you know how to not take the criticism personally, how to process the accuracy of the message, and you make note of what not to do when you become a supervisor. It’s all a learning experience and you are in it to learn everything you can.