The old adage, often used in defense of yardsales, occasionally applies to critique groups. On receiving criticism from multiple people, you may find a scene or phrase hated by one person and loved by another. Personally, this is why I like to have my work critiqued by multiple readers -- I feel it gives you a more balanced response.
Speaking of critique group's, I have joined one for the first time ever this month, and I am super-excited. I can't wait to see what we come up with!
Have you ever been part of a critique group? What tips or suggestions would you give to such a group?