How do you accept compliments?

@swirlz (3138)
Philippines
August 17, 2012 11:13am CST
I know one should always say 'thank you' when being complimented, but I don't think I can ever do this. I get all flustered sometimes , or when the compliment is so bewildering to me, I shake my head and vehemently disagree. How do you accept compliments?
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11 responses
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
17 Aug 12
Hi, I mostly cannot agree with the compliments and would say to the person that I do not really deserve it. But then if they insist I would say thank you, while still not being able to accept it from within. However, sometimes when I do feel that the compliment is genuine and I do deserve it, I would blush as I am quite a shy person and accept it.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
I know. There are times I end up having an argument with a person, trying to make them see that I am not who they think I am, all the while feeling my face and ears burn with embarrassment.
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
17 Sep 12
I have had the exact same feeling of my face and ears burning and its not a very comfortable feeling really.
@tetris15 (541)
• Philippines
17 Aug 12
If I feel it was sincere then I give my appreciation by saying "thank you" or giving my warmest smile. On the other hand, some people just give compliment for the sake of just saying it but they don't really mean it, if that's the case, I just simply smile and think that the intention of giving the compliment is not really sincere at all.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
True. You can often tell when the compliment was genuine, and it does have a difference. I would probably freak out either way, but it I'd be more receptive of a sincere compliment.
• United States
17 Aug 12
I get them all the time now after losing so much weight. I just smile and say thank you. I never stop to talk though I will keep walking.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
17 Aug 12
I wish I could be as poised and self-collected as you. I have a tendency to freak out instead. LOL.
@kourdapya (926)
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
A sincere "thank you" is enough. How would you feel if you complimented someone and that person did not agree or react to your compliment in a negative way? You won't feel good about it, right? And the person in return would think you accused him/her of being a liar. Just thank him/her and say "that's very nice of you" That's how I accept compliments. Have a nice day!
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
hi, of course i will be thankful or grateful when i accepting compliments,and that is what i am respond when someone have a compliments to me,and the additional thing that i can do is to continue those thing that they complimented to me.i love to accept compliments.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
19 Sep 12
It depends whether I agree or not. If it is something I agree with I will politely say thank you or I will just politely disagree and hope that they will not persist with it or I won't know how to react to that.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
29 Aug 12
hi dear swirlz, here its the same. I say thank you but sometimes I disagree too as I think I dont "earn" this compliment, really.
• Norway
18 Aug 12
Let me just tell you the lovely story of when I met a former boyfriend: I was at a hard rock bar with a couple of girlfriends, he was there with three male friends (members of his band at the time). He is not really one for going up to girls and strike up a conversation,so it took him about three pints and a lot of pep-talking from his friend before he work up the courage to come over to our table. He came up behind me and said "Hi!", planning to compliment my hair when i turned around, but when I did turn around and gave him a big smile, he was surprised and said ecxactely what was in his mind, which was: "Wow, you're really gorgeous!" The compliment was so heartfelt and so surprising to me, I reacted more or less on instinct, and replied: "Thank you, that is so nice of you to say!" We spent the next three hours chatting, and actually came home with him that night - the next three and a half years we were a couple : ) Long story short; my advice to you: whatever the compliment, say thank you (add that's sweet of you, or do you really think so or whatever if you feel the need) you never know where it might lead... My relationship with this particular guy ended 15 years ago, but I would not have been without for all the money in the world!
@AmbiePam (48191)
• United States
17 Aug 12
Sometimes I used to disagree until someone told me it was rude to disagree with someone who gives you a compliment. Still, sometimes I'll laugh it off. But I try to just say thank you now and change the subject if the compliment embarrasses me.
17 Aug 12
I always take compliment heartily and say a big thank you to the person that gave me compliments. It is a nice way of accepting their recognition of my good work that might have pleased them. Therefore, I feel obliged to thank them too.
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
17 Aug 12
I accept them pretty much the same way gifts does. Happy mylotting!