How would you response to an over praise when ...

December 6, 2009 11:59am CST
How would you response to an over praise when someone express their appreciation after you did a little favor to them and that was just something very easy, at least that's what I though, for many ppl? for instance, you fix a slight problem for other's PC and they praise you something like: wow, how can you do it? you are a genius. I could never do something like that all my life. Is it proper just to say it is nothing. not sweat. If I answer something like that, would that guy think that I was implying that he is stupid or anything? I never like others give me big praise after I've helped someone. All I want and all I expect is just a 'thank you'. Anything more I consider it too much.
2 responses
@warvial (1153)
• Singapore
6 Dec 09
For me, I will appreciate their praise with pride. I remembered that I provided some step by step instruction to a friend of mine in using this Winrar and she was so thankful for the time I spend. Although it's not really a big deal but it's kind of them to appreciate the little help that you gave them for you never knew whether what little help you gave actually help to resolve a very big problem for them.
• China
7 Dec 09
I don't feel comfortable receiving a praise which I think is too much and I do not deserve. yes, we can just simply say 'you're welcome' or 'that's so kind of you' or the likes. and as a matter of fact I said 'you're welcome'. But I really don't like other flatters me, even if it was not flattering.
@kaylachan (13838)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Dec 09
When I get something like that. I simply explain how I was able to accomplish the task. If the person giving the praise understood a word I said, then they usually respond with "thank you I didn't think of that." And, if they didn't understand me, I'd get an '"what...." Its not implying they are stupid or anything, bbut sometimes the way I talk can make things difficult for others to understand. Especially if I get talking about computer-related issues. I use the proper terms for things, and half the people I talk to are clueless and don't know what they are doing.