HOW TO TAKE A COMPLIMENT
Compliments are a verbal expression of praise or approval. We give them freely to make the other person happy, to genuinely express our feelings or to show our appreciation for the person’s character, behaviour or clothes. Compliments are when we say something nice to another person and mean it. We can show our respect for the other person through a compliment. We are sometimes too quick to criticize and too slow to compliment.
We can say: “ this dress suits you very well” or “ you handled this situation brilliantly” or “I admire you, for what you did” or “ you have a beautiful smile” etc.
Compliments make us feel good and we all like to hear them….or not?
I have noticed that sometimes when you say something nice to someone, it is brushed off and put down with a “ oh I don’t think so”. I complimented someone on a nice dress and the answer was “it hung in my wardrobe for years, it’s just an old thing.”
We need to take a compliment at face value
believe it .
Genuine compliments encourage us, make us feel great, give us confidence and strengthen us. We need to learn to believe in ourselves, love ourselves, and have a good relationship with ourselves to accept compliments.
In the past I personally never believed when someone said to me “you look good in this” – low self esteem, low confidence was the problem. I have grown in confidence, and love myself and I can honestly say I love to hear compliments now and believe the other person would not say it if he/she does not mean it.
So thank you very much!
“You are amazing, loved and valued” – everyone has something amazing in them!
Have a fantastic day !