Would you return the compliments?

@dpk262006 (54812)
Delhi, India
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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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
It depends on the circumstances and which kind of compliment I receive. For sure I thank you.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
In which circumstances would you like to return the compliments?
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
@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.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@LadyDuck You are right. However, I would like to add that everyone is beautiful in this world in his/her own sense.
@tzwrites (3814)
• Romania
27 Nov
I just say thank you and move on, usually if I make a compliment just at that moment it seems fake.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
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?
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@tzwrites (3814)
• Romania
27 Nov
@dpk262006 No, that's not what I mean. But returning the compliment is not always a possibility. If the compliments are about your physical appearance, it's kind of cheesy to say something about their appearance back.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
@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.
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@jstory07 (57845)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Nov
You should always be nice to others and return the compliments that they give you.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
You have very rightly said. However, I would like to know what do you do if you receive compliments, do you return it or say ''thank you'' only?
• , New York
3 Dec
That is very correct thing to do; it has a positive effect.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Whether the compliment is true or not, I always say thank you.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
That is sweet on your part that you don't forget to say thank you to the person, who has complimented you. Do you have any method to check if the compliment is true of false? Don't you believe in returning compliments?
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
3 Dec
@dpk262006 if i am doubtful, I always would say Really? Yes, i do return the compliment if i see th ne saying it to be also looking good. But if not, i just thank him or her whatever the case may be.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec
@SIMPLYD It is good that you believe in returning the compliments. . You are a nice person.
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@JustBhem (22514)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Nov
I am always the one who give compliments. No one complimented me or not that I think of.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
OH! It sounds bad that you always compliments others but they do not bother to return your compliments. Hopefully, some day they would realize their mistake. You are worth complimenting.
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@JustBhem (22514)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Nov
@dpk262006 Yes, most of the time I am a giver.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov
@JustBhem Hope other appreciate you and start giving compliments to you.
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@toniganzon (41095)
• Philippines
27 Nov
When people say I'm beautiful, I usually ignore that kind of compliment. It makes me feel awkward and I think it's a superficial compliment.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
Do you feel that all compliments regarding your beauty are superficial? Does it not depend on the fact that who is appreciating your beauty and the occasion on which s/he is complimenting you?
@toniganzon (41095)
• Philippines
28 Nov
@dpk262006 I never really considered that. I always feel awkward whenever somebody tells me I'm beautiful.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@toniganzon But you are beautiful.
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@Hannihar (12898)
27 Nov
I still have to work on saying thank you when I get compliments.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
Does it mean that you feel shy saying 'Thank you' to the person, who has complimented you?
@Hannihar (12898)
28 Nov
@dpk262006 dpk, it is because I was not appreciated in my family so therefore I cannot believe someone would give me a compliment.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@Hannihar I am sorry to hear that your family did not use to appreciate you. Believe in yourself, you are special creation of God and you deserve compliments.
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@allknowing (55793)
• India
27 Nov
I particularly miss when they just take what is given and never get back to talk about it. I do that. I get back and tell them how tasty it was or how well it fits me and so on.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
You mean to say that you do not miss to compliment others, however, they do not generally reciprocate?
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@allknowing (55793)
• India
28 Nov
@dpk262006 Yes. That is how it is around here.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@allknowing It is not fair on their part to not to reciprocate.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
27 Nov
For niceties’ sake, yeah. But between super close friends, it’s okay to skip the thank you part. :)
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
You mean to say that if a close friend has complimented you, you would probably just smile and won't feel the need to say even 'Thank you' to him/her?
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
28 Nov
@dpk262006 yeah or to tell him/her I don’t have cash. Lol
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@sol_cee Are you always short of cash?
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@cahaya1983 (9655)
• Malaysia
27 Nov
I don't think we're obligated to return the compliment just for the sake of saying it. Most of the time I just say thank you.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
We are under no obligation to return the compliments, you are right. If someone compliments us then saying ''Thank you'' is enough. It seems that you do not believe in returning compliments?
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• Malaysia
28 Nov
@dpk262006 No I didn't say I don't believe in returning compliments. It depends on the situation, in certain situations returning the compliment may not be relevant, even.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@cahaya1983 In which situations it is not relevant to return the compliments?
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@Shavkat (47055)
• Philippines
27 Nov
I always say thank you for those people who believe in my capabilities.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
That is a nice way. Don't you think of returning their compliments by giving them return compliments?
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@Shavkat (47055)
• Philippines
28 Nov
@dpk262006 I think there is nothing wrong if we give it back the same compliments.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov
@Shavkat Yes, you are right.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
It depends but mostly I'd just say thank you. I might try and remember to compliment them at a later date.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
At least you make it a point to say ''Thank you'' to the person, who has complimented you, however, you don't return the compliment immediately.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
@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.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@JudyEv Yes, I agree with you that it depends on the occasion and circumstances and returning the compliment immediately does not seem appropriate to you, you do it at an appropriate time.
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@carebear29 (26143)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
27 Nov
yes i do thanks
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
Don't you believe in returning compliments?
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@carebear29 (26143)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
28 Nov
@dpk262006 yes i do. i always say thanks mostly
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov
@carebear29 Saying 'thanks' cannot be considered that you are giving compliments in return.
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@celticeagle (114462)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Nov
If I have something positive to say I will. If not just the "Thank you" .
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
It means that you believe in returning compliments but if you feel that at that moment you have nothing to say, you simply say 'Thank You' to the person, who has complimented you.
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@celticeagle (114462)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Nov
@dpk262006 ......I think that is best.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov
@celticeagle Yes, you are right.
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@ilocosboy (33284)
• Philippines
27 Nov
I so believe in this and I'm doing it.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
Do you believe in returning compliments?
@ilocosboy (33284)
• Philippines
27 Nov
Yes, big yes.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@ilocosboy That is a great quality in you.
@aureliah (3848)
27 Nov
I prefer saying thank you and moving on. Returning compliments may sound fake.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
How would you differentiate between fake and real compliments? Any yardstick?
@aureliah (3848)
4 Dec
@dpk262006 to me it is a compliment that is returned immediately.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
@aureliah Fine enough.
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@thewaher (26)
• Germany
27 Nov
I usually say thank you, but it does depend on the circumstances when it comes to returning the compliment
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
In which circumstances would you like to return the compliments?
• Germany
28 Nov
@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.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
@thewaher You mean to say that you won't return the compliment immediately if a stranger has given you compliments, however, if you know a person, you may think of returning the compliments.
• , New York
3 Dec
I always say thank you
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec
Don't you think about returning the compliment then and there itself or at a later date?
@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
I say "Thank you," and move on in the short term. But I remember that person as someone who likes to give and (perhaps) receive compliments. I will be more likely to give them a compliment in the future.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
It is nice on your part that you remember the person (who compliments you) so that you could return his compliments in future.
@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Nov
I always say thank you and since someone has found something positive to say about me, I find something positive to say about them. We each have something beautiful about us.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
It is nice on your part that you always say 'Thank you' if someone compliments you. Yes, you have very rightly pointed that we all have some positive traits/features and if someone is complimenting us, there is no harm in returning the compliment, if not immediately, may be later.
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