i always believe that one should be appreciative of others spending their time and effort in giving you comments so that you can improve and reflect on what you have done.
and yes. americans do say you "suck" or your works "sucks", and just to share with you all an experience i had with a european client. ( i got poked in that backside big time for that... but in the end.. lesson learnt, and lucky got a friend to support and help)
Client: Glenn.. i want to say to you that i am not angry with you. But i am angry with your work you have given me.
Me: Mr J*******, yes i do understand what you mean, but under those circumstances, i've got no choice but to resort to these solutions to produce such a result.
Client: These works is just not acceptable. And remember Glenn, I am not angry with you, i am angry with the works thats all. I have nothing against you. but the works only.
Nevertheless, we live in a multi racial society, and most of us are adapted to the traditional asian cultures. so words like sucks or etc etc. most of us will take it personally and sometimes we do tend to get over sensitive about it. i am also one who sometimes takes things a little too personal too.
So maybe certain people can take your comments, while certain people can't. After all. 1 person's work cannot truely satisfy the whole world. There will definately be people who will oppose, disregard you and your works..
sometimes, ang mohs talk in a very weird manner, they like to "shoot" u indirectly, and when they do that, its too late liao, they change topic already....