How do you handle compliments given to you unexpectedly?
May 25, 2007 3:01am CST
Recently, a new male officemate told me that i am pretty,but he said it merely just as a compliment. I was thrown offguard at his sudden remark and i didnt know how to react so i just passed it off as a joke and i think he got offended. What is actually the proper way of handling compliments given to you? How do you handle them?
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26 May 07
I suggest to just smile and say thank you and change the subject right away without being obvious. My boss before has a crush on me and he always gives me compliments. The good thing is we are good friends, but of course at first I do get really uncomfortable, mostly because he's my boss. I suggest not to disagree or pass it off as a joke, they say too much humility sometimes is not good.
25 May 07
hey there. i am really a person who is really not good in receiving compliments, whether i receive it expectedly or unexpectedly. lolz. whenever someone would give me a compliment, i always say "oh no, its not true" or something similar to that. :P lolz. :)
25 May 07
I'm nearly 50 and it shows so I don't get compliments too often but whenever I have in the past, I have to say that I blushed furiously and stuttered a thanks. I think that thanking the person casually might be the best way of handling it and then perhaps changing the subject to a more general topic eg: weather, news.
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18 Jul 07
I have never been good at taking compliments. I used to just get really embarrassed. Now I still get embarrassed but I do manage to say thank you. The person giving the compliment is not usually trying to make you feel uncomfortable. Most people are sincere and want you to feel good.