Self-criticism is the willingness of people to admit their mistakes for later correction. Self-criticism allows, according to specialists in psychology, a greater knowledge of the person of their true abilities, while improving their quality of life and the intrapersonal relationships that they may have in a work environment, the family, the study classroom and any space in which you have to live with individuals who carry out similar activities or who belong to a hierarchical line.

Self-criticism is not only the review of behavior, it also implies the monitoring of performance in the different areas in which the person performs, all for the sake of improvements in what is done. To carry out a self-criticism in the academic area, we must take into account how our grades have been and the results obtained in the evaluation plan that is proposed in the institution. These must be compared with the current marks, if there is a decrease in the final quality and the objective of the study must be changed or optimized the way in which the subject in which the anomaly is detected is studied, reviewed or practiced.

Self-criticism is not necessarily done when there are negative behaviors in the person. Anyone who is capable of transmitting good habits or excellent abilities to undertake team projects can make a self-criticism at the same time that they submit to the criticism of people in order to have an idea of ​​what is correct in a relationship.

In the political history of humanity, self-criticism has been a tool of communism with which the political leaders of organizations such as Stalinism were subjected to public scandal to confess their crimes of corruption, blaming themselves for acts that threatened the sovereignty of the nation.

This Marxist theory forced the government representatives to expose the causes and consequences of their crime, at the same time that a clear message was given to the people, which basically consisted of fear, because if the politicians within the government leadership did not they were freed from justice, the citizens were also subject to law.