Getting a compliment is always fun. But how can you best respond to this? These steps help you receive compliments.
1. DO NOT WASTE THE COMPLIMENT
The first important step is to learn to receive a compliment in full. The trick here is not to wave it away or weaken it. A well-known example is saying that something is cheap or old when someone gives you a compliment about an item of clothing. You may also be inclined to give a compliment back immediately, while you are not obliged to the other person. Realize that it is not arrogant to receive a compliment. It shows that you can accept someone else’s positive opinion about you.
2. ASK ON
Sometimes you get a compliment that you cannot post immediately or that you simply want to know more about. In that case it is a good idea to request additional explanation. You can start your sentence with “thank you” and then ask a question. With this you show that you take the compliment seriously and you might even create an opening for a nice conversation.
3. THANK YOU OTHERS
A logical step in receiving compliments is to thank the other. Keep it short by saying “thank you” or “how nice to hear”. Only a thank you is enough. You can add here what the compliment does to you. Does it make you happy or perhaps emotional yourself? The other person can probably only appreciate your honest response.
4. ENJOY IT
A compliment can make a dark day a lot more sunny. Therefore, do not forget to consider that someone has taken the trouble to say something nice. You can do this by keeping a list with all the compliments you have ever received. Once you get through it, this list will certainly cheer you up. These compliments also help you discover what others think you excel at.
5. GIVE MORE COMPLIMENTS
Being able to receive compliments is important, but being able to give compliments is just as important. Give yourself the assignment to give at least one compliment every day for a week. The more honest your compliment, the better. After this week, chances are that giving compliments is more in your system.
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