Do you praise others?

United States
August 13, 2011 12:39pm CST
I think it is very important to praise others. We see and hear negativity a lot from those we may work with. Praising our family/friends can really upbuild them and we may not even know it. Saying genuinely thoughtful things about them is something we should do. It makes me feel better when someone says nice things about something I've done or that i've worked hard at. We all could use some praise.
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@cudamani (996)
• India
14 Aug 11
Praising others when they deserve is not wrong at all. On the other hand it is wrong to flatter others in expectation of some gift or money. The person praised should be worthy of praise after all.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I don't think that it's a good idea either to flatter those to get some thing back from them. There are people who do this to those who are in a higher station or position to them. Perhaps for money or some type of authority. We don't want to be in this type of category.
@hushi22 (4928)
13 Aug 11
i praise those who deserve and those seem humble. I know these people deserve it and the encouragement, confidence and determination but often i met people who are arrogant and bossy so i dont praise them although at times they amazed me.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
14 Aug 11
I also don't like praising the bossy ones , they have too much self-confidence. Praising them makes them more annoying. The bossy people must be put in place , they have to be told they are not pleasant and nice to stay with. Though I don't usually tend to argue or blame people. Fighting is not my strong side. I like praising only the people that are nice and humble. Praising them makes them aware of their worth , knowing they do the right things. It's very important to give them power. A very important thing is to not praise in the right way , like , giving the person the motivation to keep doing whatever he does right. My dad used to praise me for developing muscles and I didn't like the way he praised me. That was in such an annoying way that I stopped exercising.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
14 Aug 11
I ment , people have to find the right way how to praise. I accidently wrote "...is to not praise in the right way..." my mistake.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I agree that it is important to praise those who deserve it and are humble. It makes them feel good, And they want to work harder and do even better. For those who are prideful and arrogant they already think that they are better than everyone else so there's no need for us to try and add to it.
@Fireheart (683)
• India
13 Aug 11
To flatter others you must surely have to praise them for our own benefit too, at some point we may need them for their help, praising gives them confidence and motivate to more of production to the work they do, Over praising is bad as everything has its limit. am sure we to require a praise for any good job done, some take praising as an insult or even as a joke for provocation of hatred, anyhow praise who em we deem worthy thats my way.
@shskumbla (3338)
• India
14 Aug 11
Yes, I agree with you. Sometimes it may result as an insult or joke., which may brake the good relation ship.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I agree with you that it is a good thing to praise those who deserve it. To offer them sincere and genuine praise. And to let them know that this is truly how we feel. Not that we are insulting them. No one likes to be insulted so it's a good thing for us to be sincere.
14 Aug 11
hi:) Yes complimenting others is a must especially if they deserve it, I always praise my niece and nephew whenever they do something that's good or even if they just finished their home-work early, it's like they are doing their best just to hear some compliments from us.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I agree children especially need to hear praise from us. And they do work hard to hear us tell them that they have done well or a good job. It is so nice to see the smiling faces they have when they know that we are happy with what they have accomplished.
• Philippines
14 Aug 11
Yes, I do praise others. I gave genuine compliments if I think that they are deserving to be acknowledged. I just do not overdo it.
• United States
20 Sep 11
It's a good thing to do, but we don't want others to get a big head or anything. And we don't want someone else to think that we are showing favoritism. So it's a balance we work at.
• China
20 Sep 11
For a negative person, praise from others is a huge encouragement becasue usually he can't appreciate and encourage himself correctly even if he does a well job in some aspects.
• United States
28 Jan 12
I agree with you. Having a negative disposition, and then having some praise you really uplifts you. Having a negative attitude greatly affects the way we feel and see things. So oothers commendation does a lot of good.
@chiyosan (30185)
• Philippines
14 Aug 11
of course I do. all the time especially if they have done something really wonderful at work... even at home when my mom cooks a really good meal I would tell her it really tastes good. seiing them happy and satisfied and appreciated motivates them more all the time so I guess its a big factor that their efforts are recognized.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I agree we all like it when our efforts are appreciated. It encourages and motivates us to keep going and to improve in our skill. When we don't feel appreciated it is discouraging to us. So it is a great thing to praise others sincerely.
@QeeGood (1213)
• Sweden
13 Aug 11
I very often tell people about their good qualities and good gestures, when I can. I'm a supporter and often encourage persons to do what feels right for them to do. When someone do something really nice I praise them weith words of appreciation. I always highlight the good in everyone and everything in a positive way.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I agree that doing this is a good thing. It's nice for us to be encouraging to others. It is diffinitely a good thing to look at the good in others. So many people are always looking at faults. We should want to be different and more respectful of others.
@shskumbla (3338)
• India
14 Aug 11
Yes.. You are right. I do praise others good work. It could be a very very simple work. For example I do select the best response for all discussions I start here, and I give '+' rate to many comments which I like. I do like praise others; because I feel better myself when if they praise me for any good work I do.. I'll never get unless I give, right..!? I liked you discussion !
• United States
20 Sep 11
It does make us feel good when we give praise to others that is truly sincere and comes from the heart. We like it when others commend us so it is a good thing for us to work on. Others appreciate what we say and do that encourages them to do better.
• Philippines
13 Aug 11
It is important indeed to praise the people that you care for. It makes them important and appreciated. It strengthens their ego and self worth. Praising someone also builds their character. It means a lot when at the end of a very tiring day, you get a pat on the back and a simple gesture like saying "good job!"
• United States
20 Sep 11
I too think that praising others build their self-esteem. So many people are quick to critcize that not many people feel that they or their work is good enough. When we praise others it encourages them to want to do better.
@Triple0 (1904)
• Australia
14 Aug 11
Yes! Everyone needs to be praised and feel that they have accomplished something. praising others makes them proud. Discouraging people tend to make people feel really bad about themselves so every small hint of praise is worth it. Especially for a child, praising a child lets them know that what they do is appreciated.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I agree it's not a good thing to be discouraging to others. We want to work hard to build others up. To encourage them. There are enough people out there who discourage we want to do the opposite.
@amkiller (533)
13 Aug 11
i think you should praise other people and friends but not to much when you praise them to much they get used it and when you don't praise they feel upset also you praising alot can make people have over confident which is not good, i praise people but only when they have done something very exiting interesting or fun
• United States
20 Sep 11
I agree that there has to be a balance. We don't want to overdo it. But just the right amount should cause them to feel good about themselves and cause them to want to improve in their skills and abilities.
@cindy12 (88)
• China
14 Aug 11
I seldom praise my family members or close friends, because I think it is much embarassed for the words.I know it will be good for praising the people we care about and the goods words can be the encouragment to them, and we will not know what will happen with the nice words.
• United States
20 Sep 11
I encourage you to give it a try, to try and do it consistently. Looking for ways that you can sincerely commend them at. It will go along way. We appreciate others when they encourage us, it really does motivate us and draws us closer to them. You may even be praising them in small ways that your not even aware of. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.