Attributes of a DIYer
Overworked – Insecure – Controlling – Judgmental – Independent – Meddlesome
No matter how much the creator has listened to the reviewer’s style and words, they can’t help but add their two cents to every round of review. The work always comes back full of changes even when the creative has engaged the reviewer in every process step. Does this sound familiar? Well, there is a DIYer in your review process.
With this feedback style, the project can be completely rewritten with little time to collaborate on a rewrite. The large number of changes makes the creator feel like their voice is lost. For that reason, this is one of the most destructive feedback styles.
This style is so much work. It’s work for the reviewer, and it always plants seeds of doubt in the creator’s ability. This style is cruising for a blowup and breakup because trust isn’t there.
If you are compelled to become a DIYer because your creator isn’t performing well, address that problem’s root cause. Fixing people’s work because it’s a poor effort wastes everyone’s time. So instead, get rid of the problem.
Let’s admit it: It’s hard to collaborate. You don’t get to see your full vision or add your experience to an idea. Including other viewpoints is the best way to make a better product.
To break your DIY habit, experiment with letting projects through without your fingerprints all over them and see how they do. I think you’ll be satisfied with the results.
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