You aren’t seeing things incorrectly, this is titled “Illuminate the Negative”. I received an email several years ago that a teammate sent along to a number of us in regards to how to deal with negativity in the office. She meant “eliminate the negative”, but it did bring to mind one of the things to consider when looking at how to critique others and work with them on improving.
Too often, companies and HR professionals focus too much of their energy on fixing people’s negatives vs. accentuating what they are good at. By “illuminating” the negative, you can put a positive spin on what your people need to work on vs. looking at their negatives as flaws that need to be fixed.