How do you accept compliments?
By Aoi Hana
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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!