What do you do with a partner who is constantly criticizing you mid-game? When the going is good he is loud and unnecessarily praising. When the going gets bad and I make an error e.g. bad lift, drive instead of a net shot (when opponents far away from net), he starts criticizing in a tone that is very harsh and aggressive. I lose the will to play a good game after that as I am angry at my partner. Both of us are just your everyday average badminton players, except that we're part of an outdoor team and he and I are supposed to be in a team. Individual game-wise both of us are matched for each other, but this habit of his really ticks me off...like who the heck do you think you are? Do you think this is such a big match that you will lose all you have in life if you lose? I swear to god I sometimes feel like hitting shots out of the court on purpose just to let him know I ain't takin' his crap...or doing the same on his bad shots. ^Note: my nature is such that I always praise on a point and say "it's ok/buck up/ no more/ come on let's go" on a bad point. At most, what I do is calmly tell that hey that place was empty you could have hit there. I believe a partner should never start criticizing his partner mid game. So yeah, what do I do?