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Discerning The Integrity Of A Product Critic

If a product or business is being attacked, often it's because it's too effective and someone feels threatened by it. Here are clues to look for to determine the integrity of the critic or skeptic. Is what they say valid or the work of a biased competitor?

There are a couple categories of people in this world, first there are the ones that are producers and second there are the ones that destroy. I have observed a couple of items here: Number one, it is easier to destroy than to construct and number two, the one destroying or tearing away an idea or product or project usually couldn't find a better way to do something if someone asked them to. But yet, they proclaim themselves knowledgeable on why something is wrong or is a sham, etc.

Something to think about would be this: is the person expert about a certain topic, etc. when they do not have any superior method to construct a superior or even as good of a product? And if they’re not an expert, should we take their words of critique as valid? Myself, I would not believe them any more than I would any other single individual, but I would recommend you possibly delve into it further.

Am I saying a person can't be critical of a product or service if they're not an expert? Certainly not.

We really need to re-evaluate how we view what we observe around us - number one, when a person slanders a product our natural tendency is to take their ranting and negative attitude as the gospel truth. A wiser person would initially doubt their ranting and slurs because of the following reasons.

1. More people are more negative than positive so rather than look on the bright side of things they look for something negative to happen.

2. For this principal alone - nothing no matter how good will ever have 100% acceptance. Plus there will always be at least a small minority of people (competitors) hurt by it and some of these people will scream the loudest that your product is no good or a scam. Even to the point of lying as it very likely takes business away from them. There is nothing they would like better than to see your product fail.

3. Persons with time on their hands, those that haven't accomplished anything, usually fill that time with criticizing something. With time, effort and practice, great things are accomplished. The unaccomplished critic spends his time looking for non-existent defects in a product, for which they can complain about and feel like they accomplished something.

Here is sage advice on analyzing the ranting of a critic and whether or not to believe them. Be aware, there are different degrees of critiquing and skepticism toward anything. There are the usual complainers and then there are those who take it to a whole different level. You might even call those people nuts.. My best advice would be to weigh the numbers of those who were dissatisfied or satisfied. A large number of complainers would indicate the product probably isn't very good. But if you hear a great many people speaking highly about the benefits they receive from the product, then it is probably an excellent product, despite a few negative remarks. Remember not everyone liked the Beatles.

Here are some pointers to look for concerning the honesty of a critic:

1. If the critic's article is all-negative, then this is a dead giveaway sign that he is being dishonest. Even someone you dislike usually has some good traits. Examine all of the evidence. If the product has been around for some time, then it is usually because it is a good product, despite what anyone person has written against it.

2. Bad products just don't stay popular for too long, do they? Plus who writes positive things about bad products?

3. What exactly is a scam anyway? It is typically when the customer has been taken, and if he has truly been scammed he cannot get his money back. Good products have good guarantees, something that’s a scam won’t.

In conclusion I will tell you about the "attack dog" whose goal is to wreck havoc. Do not believe a word of what these animals say. Most of the time they will lie and make an effort to undermine a product's reputation, because they see the product being so successful they stand to lose plenty. Or they could simply be the unthinking mindless person duped into doing the bidding of someone else.

Beware if you observe evidence that considerable effort has been focused on creating materials like web pages, emails and such, speaking ill of and attacking a product. Especially if the product has been out on the market for a few years, and has become very popular with lots of positive press. If you notice these things be skeptical toward the skeptic as being dishonest. Usually the skeptic won't slam the entire effectiveness of the product; but he looks for a very specific area they can use to tear the whole product down. Usually what happens is over-enthusiastic distributor who knows the tremendous results the product has gotten will get carried away and say something the product might do that certainly can’t be proven. The dishonest skeptic will latch on to this and complain and say, "you say it does this and there is no evidence to support that, therefore it is a total scam or sham." Note: Dishonest politicians resort to doing this on a regular basis to discredit their opponent.

Here is the worst example of stupidity and dishonesty ever, the critic says it is a scam because it will not do something, it wasn't touted to do. In this case, hasn't the critic become the real scam artist?