Actually, I don’t see myself as a critic at all! I prefer to use the term “Social Commentator” whenever I’m asked to give my opinion on a topic because my first instinct isn’t to criticise, as the title “Critic” suggest.
My first instinct with anything I am asked to comment on is to first of all understand it, then look at it from several different points of view to approximate how others might see it.
Hopefully, I may do this objectively but since it is usually my point of view I am not required to be objective. I can and do inject my own bias into things too!
I guess I could wax lyrically about how I am not a critic and probably the more I continue to say how much I am not one is the more you may say “aha! he is one”. So, in the end it’s up to you what you want to believe. And the same is true for me, the person who has to fill the page with my comments!