When you are given a compliment do you usually acknowledge it or suggest that you really do not deserve it?
I’m not good with the compliments. I’m not good at giving them. I’m not good at receiving them.
Typically, if someone compliments me, I’ll say thank you and then try to change the subject. I’m not generally one to be the center of attention unless I actively have to be the center of attention. Even then, it’s uncomfortable.
What about you? How are you with receiving compliments? Let me know in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.
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I accept all the compliments! Usually with humility like “oh you’re too sweet, thank you” but with one of my mom’s friends, I can’t stand her, so if she compliments me I purposely accept it like this:
her: wow you look stunning
Me: I know right?!
I know it’s a horrible thing to do but I can’t stand her and it’s my own little way of annoying her. One of my oldest friends is her granddaughter in law and tells me what she says about me so I’m fine with being petty like that
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I am much better at giving or receiving compliments on line. Twitter, Facebook, my book and so on. But if you do the same in person it’s a little different. I immediately down play it. Funny how we react, isn’t it.