We creatives can take things personally, especially when it's criticism of our work, so add into the mix clients who have a right to question the quality of the work and there's every chance of tears if not tantrums.
If you want to make a living by being creative then you better learn fast that if you get criticised then you best suck it up and make the changes, or before long you'll not have a business.
But I want to go a step further than suggesting tolerance, rather than see fussy clients as something to endure, see them as the people who help you get better at what you do.
I'm fortunate to work with some clients who are at the top of their game and most hire me for my ideas. There's nothing more soul destroying than spending days working on an idea only to find it's not what the client wants... then it's back to the drawing board.
"Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation" Nia Peeples
Sometimes my first idea stinks, my second one less so and so on until we get to about version number 10, then the client says that's perfect. I sit back and think to myself 'boy I'm glad they kept pushing me, this is some of my best work.'
We should be thankful for fussy clients, if we are willing to learn from their feedback then we become better at what we do.