Would you return the compliments?
November 27, 2017 3:32am CST
It always feels nice to receive compliments from others. Sometimes, we immediately return the compliments either by saying ''Thank you'' to the person who has complimented us or we say something nice to him/her in return. If you receive compliments, do you believe in returning the compliments or you simply say "Thank you" and move on? Image courtesy - Google
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@dpk262006 If the situation justify to return the compliment and if it's not a fake compliment. I mean, if someone tells me "you are a beautiful woman" and this one is a ugly man or woman, I cannot say "thank you, you are beautiful too". This would not be a compliment, but a silly thing to say.
• Delhi, India
So you do not believe in immediately returning the compliments, as the other person might take it as fake. Have you tried it ever? I mean any experience on this account, when other person explicitly told you that you gave fake compliments to him/her?
• Delhi, India
@tzwrites There is a possibility to return the compliments, provided we want to give return compliments. If someone has appreciated us about our appearance, we could return the compliments, the other person is least likely to say that we are giving fake compliments. You could try it next time when you receive any compliment and let us know the results.
• Bunbury, Australia
@dpk262006 It depends so much on the occasion and how things are said but if I respond immediately with a compliment to them, it seems to me to take away from THEIR compliment. Instead of taking in and fully accepting the nice things they've said, I'm putting the onus back on them to say 'thank you' to me. So I don't always think it is appropriate to compliment them straight back. Does that make sense? I hope so.
@dpk262006 I would return the compliment is a situation where it would be appreciated and is sincere. If someone sends an FB messages that compliments you, but you don't know them at all this would not be the best situation to compliment them back. However, if someone I know compliments me, I am more likely to compliment them back.