When someone compliments you, how do you react?

receiving a compliment? - Good job!
@arkaf61 (10891)
Canada
May 7, 2007 10:55pm CST
WHen I was younger I used to get shy when receiving a compliment. I wasn't sure of what to say. Someone would tell me " good job!" and I will try to minimize it " oh, it's nothing." " everyone could have done it" . I"m glad I've grown:) I can take a compliment much more gracefully right now. ANd sometimes a simple " thank you " is enough. How do you react to compliments?
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
8 May 07
I am very shy to when someone compliments me lol I will say thank you and go all shy sometimes I even Blush and that is so embarrassing
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
20 May 07
LOL gabs finally one thing where we're not the same my twin... I don't blush hehe
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
20 May 07
Hahahaha well never mind we can't be totally the same lol
• Singapore
8 May 07
Just be gracious about it and accept the compliment. Smile and say thank you. You may also try to say something nice in return.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
20 May 07
Yes my lord.. I believe that's the right way to do it :)
@Fishmomma (11596)
• United States
8 May 07
I thank the person for the compliment. If its a clothing item, then I'll tell my friend where I purchased the item. Its always nice to hear something good about myself and many times people are so busy that they don't take a moment to say something nice.
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
20 May 07
Yes, accepting a compliment gracefully is important and it does feel good to hear a compliment:)
• Philippines
8 May 07
One thing my parents taught me is to say thank you for every compliment or help that I receive. I have learned early in life how to humbly accept a compliment. I am happy I have learned that habbit early on life.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
8 May 07
I"m glad you learned about it early in life. It took me a bit but I got there :)
• United States
8 May 07
Like you I used to be shy about it myself, and I'd think nothing of it. But now when I get complimented I usually smile and say thank you. Sometimes I'll even blush a little. But it does feel good to recieve them and I appreciate them more now than when I was a kid.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
8 May 07
Yes a thank you does it, and there is no need to downplay what we've done, if we worked hard for it and did our best, we deserve that compliment:)
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
I am not so comfortable in getting compliments. I would rather not be complimented because I think I know where I stand. When people give compliments like that I usually don't believe them 100%. I just say "thank you."
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Up until now, i get shy when someone gives me a compliment. I just feel like I am not that pretty nor sexy but hey, i still deserve to get a compliment from time to time, right? Saying "thanks" is a must just to show that you have appreciated them taking notice of you.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
24 Nov 12
Heheeh...I am not feel shy I feel Wow!!! I am a good women because the relatives of family members or friends are giving me compliments. I feel happy in both compliments negative or positive.
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
1 Jul 12
I love getting compliments. I have pretty low self-esteem, & I often second guess myself about everything. So, when someone compliments, I really appreciate it. It makes me feel really good & it just makes everything seem wonderful. I'm able to accept compliments very well. I'm polite & appreciative & I don't boast about it. The only time I can't accept a compliment is when people talk about my weight. I'm overweight & I trying to lose those extra pounds. What I really hate is when people, usually older people look at me & says something like "You look good. You don't need to lose any weight." That is when I don't say thank you & I say of course I have to lose weight. And no, I'm not one of those girls who calls themselves fat, when they really mean slim with a slight stomach, or chubby. I actually am fat. Anyway, for the most part, I can definitely take a compliment. I love them.
@funkykid (441)
• India
9 Nov 10
I'm really uncomfortable with receiving compliments and I don't know how to appropriately compliment someone or when I should. At work, I always hear people telling people things like "you're the man!" or other more complex compliments. But when someone says something to me, I just freeze up. Usually it seems like it should be obvious so it didn't need to be said.
@natalie1981 (2002)
• Singapore
11 May 07
Oh I don't take compliments to well. When people pay me compliments I always feel like, they're not telling the truth and they're just saying this to be nice. I sometimes make a face if it were my friends who are paying me compliments and if it were my boyfriend, I actually don't believe him and even ask him if there was something wrong that he did to compliment me. LOL.
@SKLC_PT (1234)
10 May 07
Depends on how the compliment is made if it's friendly then I might get shy and blushed, if it those perverts that are all "oh baby" whistle, then I feel real upset.
9 May 07
I find it difficult to accept compliments, I usually blush and stammer something about *it's nothing*
@musu112 (528)
• United States
8 May 07
Ya, I do thanks to the peron giving compliments to me. Also, it makes me feel really good and happy when some compliment and I usually also compliment to others as much as I can.....
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
8 May 07
i sometime jokes : my reputation proceeds me! lolz! they know im kidding..and we always laugh at it! but seriously, if i dont know that person that much, i say thank you!
@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
8 May 07
I feel a bit shy, but nowadays I don't show how embarassed I am by a compliment. I will try to minimize it sometimes, so "Aw, thanks" but sometimes a simple smile is sufficient.
@sabwinner (499)
• China
8 May 07
Hi, arkaf. It's good of you way of responding other people's compliment, you are very modest and polite. My way of replying compliment is just "Thank you" to confirm what he said, show my gratitude to him. Then I'll try to find some way to give him a compliment back. It's not a hard job for me, I am always giving compliment to others.