I recently had my mid term review. Everything was great, except one thing that my manager mentioned was to not take things personally when someone disagrees with my high standards on work products.
For context, I am a Senior Software Engineer and part of my job is to review all engineering products such as requirements, test plans, tests, code and architecture. So my job by nature is to criticize and validate.
I don’t think I take it personal however I am charged with ensuring that the work products I do review for the organization are top notch because it goes to our customers. I do have a tendency to be very strict and firm in adhering to excellent engineering processes and standards.
How can I maintain these standards without being accused of taking things too personal?