how do you respond to a compliment

Philippines
July 28, 2009 6:54pm CST
Often times we find it sweet and inspiring if people around us compliment us for what we do. What do you do when people compliment you?
2 responses
• New Zealand
29 Jul 09
My inital reaction is to blush and to say ''no, im not really or your too nice but..'' and start to argue otherwise. However usually I stop myself and remember to just say thankyou as a compliment is a sincere gift. Even if I seem embarassed I still really appreciate compliments and they often make my day. Anything thing I do is give the person a sincere compliment right back. Perhaps kindness spreads and is contagious. Once you are made aware of positive attributes you see them in others.
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
Maybe it is a simplier example of "love begets love" which means if you know how to sincerely compliment others, you will be complimented too. I also agree with you that kindness indeed can be contagious. I wish it spread around the world.
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
when people give me compliment i always smile and say thank you. sometimes if the person that says it to me is a close friend, i will smile and make a joke of it, because maybe they are just having fun of me, which is really what happens sometimes with close friends.
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
you are right there. i also do that. a smile for a compliment is simple yet sweet as well.