There is a fairly big difference between Correction and Criticism. A food critic points out what is wrong with the food and a movie critic points out what is wrong with a film. A person who criticizes others often points out the flaws of another Often times, we justify our criticism to be "constructive". After all, we are helping the person by telling them their flaws so we are justified by our good intentions. The truth is that criticism is rarely, if ever, constructive. Most people lack the introspection and confidence to allow criticism to be helpful. In order to truly help someone grow and improve, correction is the better route. Correction combines pointing out the flaws or mistakes that a person is making and then providing them with steps to improve or get better. That extra step of teaching or helping is what becomes constructive.