What makes it difficult for some people to accept a compliment?
Saying "thank you" after a compliment doesn't come easy for some of us. Explain why.
Some people have a low self esteem and don't believe a compliment, but will easily accept an insult.
The best thing to say if you get a compliment is "thank you".
There was a study on this where someone would give honest compliments to someone they love, who frequently denies compliments. The person receiving the compliments was only allowed to say thank you. The person receiving compliments said they felt better saying thank you, than denying the compliment like they had previously done.
If anyone frequently denies compliments, remember this study.
Boy, am I guilty of this one! It's like in "Pretty Woman" when Julia Roberts (Vivian) tells Richard Gere (Edward) ... "The bad stuff is easier to believe; did you ever notice that?" However, I'm usually gracious and say "Thank You," and I really appreciate the kindness of somebody giving their attention and time to whatever it is that they compliment me on and most times I already know what's good and deserving and what's not really so good and needs "tweaking" to be deserving..lol. Anyhow, great question, Janshares! Hopefully, it will help people learn how to appreciate themselves more and when appreciating someone else letting them know it!
I could go into a very long explanation about why it is for this reason instead of this, etc., but it really only takes two words - guilt , innocence.
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