Instead of pushing back criticism, collect them and analyze their psychology. It may reflect surprising, otherwise hidden, some nuanced behavioural aspects of how humans react to situations. A piece of writing may be followed by praise or criticism.
While all praises may not be justified, the criticisms, although incisive may speak volumes about characteristics of minds and their reactions to a piece of writing.
Reflect longer on criticisms and build a comprehensive narrative to come up with psychological and philosophical aspects of how readers accept any literature or a piece of creative expression.
Don’t be fooled by praise and riled by the criticisms.
It is imperative to build a balanced temperament to analyze them to arrive at informed conclusions. They may even take you to another path, which you were oblivious to all this while.
The interpretations of creativity are about perceptions and prevailing sentiments of society. Popular beliefs shape the viewpoint of an individual, and thus, restrict the imagination and healthy speculations based on surrealism.
Creativity will be pushed away with critical arguments, but it is up to the creative resilience to continue building up a credible narrative to transform perceptions. It’s a challenging journey of prevailing over set ideologies to bridge the abyss of angry silence and vehement denial towards any contrary views.
If you enjoy the praises, be open to criticism as well. It helps creativity to look at both the contradictions with equanimity.
Also, be careful to identify justified and constructive criticisms, and do not buckle under abusive rants. It is just a fair warning for those who wish to communicate with their creativity and initiate a credible communication, and even inspire others to do so.