I think a good line to draw between "toxicity" and "criticism" is to evaluate what the comment is attacking.
ie: telling someone that their aim isn't as good as they think it is, their game sense is shite and their attitude is not conducive to a team environment for xyz reasons, whilst negative, is not an explicit attack on character.
Whereas: calling someone an autist who bashes their family (It's happened lmao) is a pure ad hominem attack which serves no purpose.
As a side note, in this set of standards I wouldn't consider calling someone an asshole or saying they have a big ego to be an attack on character because these are qualities which are relevant to the recruiting process.
2 months ago