give credit to whom it is due

@SIMPLYD (86317)
Philippines
May 23, 2011 12:06am CST
I am the type of person, who knows how to give credit to whom it is due. I don't want to be credited for a job well done, that was done by others, like a brilliant idea for a marketing strategy etc. My conscience will surely bother me if i own up a good idea originally thought of by somebody. I would outright refute the credit if it is not really mine, and mention the name of the one who really thought of it. Are you the same as me too?
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10 responses
@scribe08 (33)
• India
2 Jun 11
Recognizing the contribution made by others requires lot of mental fortitude. Though it is human tendency to claim the credits and pass on the blame, I have always tried my best to give credit to others' work.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
Yes. Claiming other's credit will never give you real happiness and peace.
• India
3 Jun 11
But the world reality is very different. I have been at the receiving end of being sidelined many a times.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Sad, but that's true. It happens a lot to many people, and we're just one of them.
@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
23 May 11
I won't take credit for those tasks which I have not performed, however, I feel elated if I am acknowledged and rewarded for the tasks performed by me. I would rather appreciate and encourage the person, who accomplish his/her tasks with dedication and sincerity.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
23 May 11
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
23 May 11
I totally agree with you both.
@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
23 May 11
Thanks jaiho and SIMPLYD .......
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
2 Jun 11
I too am your type of person. I do not like to take the credit of a work performed by another person. Nor do, I like my work's credit being taken or attempted to be taken by another person. I fully agree with you on your views. It is against natural justice as well as conscience. Regards
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Very true. Taking credit from somebody's and somebody taking what is to your credit is against natural justice and a bother of our conscience. That, we should always bear in mind for us to fully live a happy and peaceful life.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
28 May 11
Yeah, I guess so. I don't want to be praised because the job that I have done was completely successful where the truth was it was my office mate's idea that it was done successfully. Although it was a team effort, I don't want it that it was only who was being praised or commended, I shared it with those concerned.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
30 May 11
Whenever it is a group credit, it is nice to mention who made the most credit for the team and of course, thank everybody for the effort in implementing or completing it. That way, everybody is happy most specially the most that did the thinking.
• Philippines
25 May 11
Credit really need to be given to d\those people who has done good things. This can help them to do even more good things, since their confidence has been boosted up.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
26 May 11
That's very true. Giving credit to whom it is due, gives the credited person, a boost of morale. This encourages him/her more to do better. That's how i feel if they acknowledge that the credit is mine. I feel so more enthused in excelling more in my tasks. But when i am by passed, it will hurt me so much that i would think of resigning.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
24 May 11
You'd be surprised that in the corporate world, there really exists some people who don't have any problems claiming credit for jobs they don't do. The way they see it, the people around them are just doing their jobs, and for them to 'lead' (which means take credit). I had a big problem with this when I worked in a big company. Which I found a big hindrance to my upward mobility.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
25 May 11
You are right. This is very true in the corporate world. In their clamor for promotions, people would take credit even if it's not theirs. How shameful to do that.
@gloryacam (5543)
• Philippines
23 May 11
Yes, I am the same. There's no point getting credit for something not yours. The satisfaction is not complete. It's cheating.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
24 May 11
That's true. The dishonesty will forever nag you. And you won't be honestly happy about it.
@dodo19 (34280)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 May 11
Like you, I will not take credit if I did not earn it. People deserve the credit that is due to them, when it is well earned. It is only right to do so. It is also respectful to do so. It is unfair to take credit, if you haven't earned it. I just feel guilty if I take credit for something that I didn't do or rightfully earn.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
23 May 11
Our conscience will forever haunt us if we do that. It will not even make us happy because we will alway be anxious that , that someone who owns the credit will come out and tell everyone of what i did to her.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
23 May 11
hello simplyd, Yes,i can't bear to accept a credit/praise which is not mine. I remember when i was the first in our team who disposed and sold out tickets for a concert,and our marketing manager approached me and gives me commendation. I said No,i just did my best and it's the people behind (supporters)that deserves the honors and not me. I know when to accept my honor,and i also knows when to share it with people who are more deserving than me. have a great day
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
23 May 11
Yes, Jaiho, that is true. When a credit should have been mine but was given to others, i would really have it known that it was mine. Just as i would also definitely refute it when it's not mine.
• United States
23 May 11
I am also the same way. If I did not come up with an idea or if I am not the one that did the work I don't want people to think I did. It is not fair to the person who really deserves the credit. It will make them feel bad for all their hard work. It might get them angry or bitter. I wouldn't want anyone to do that to me so I don't do it to anyone else!
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
23 May 11
What good does it give you, if someone gives you credit, when all along you know that it's someone's and vice versa. It's even worse because you know that you will create an enemy if you do that. The motto, Do unto others as you would like others do unto you applies here.