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Is recieving an unexpected compliment from a stranger a bad thing?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image78
    Jangaplanetposted 7 years ago

    Is recieving an unexpected compliment from a stranger a bad thing?

  2. barbergirl28 profile image76
    barbergirl28posted 7 years ago

    It depends on what the compliment is and whether or not they say it with a creepy smile! wink

  3. Onyx Fox35 profile image61
    Onyx Fox35posted 7 years ago

    No... not at all.

    I think it's a good thing.

    Especially if they like how well you project yourself.

  4. Mystiblu profile image70
    Mystibluposted 7 years ago

    I think an unexpected compliment is great! When we receive or give, it makes us feel good and the other person too! It's nice to smile at people and give them a compliment, we may just make a big difference in their life and change things for the better by being kind. Being kind can make a world of difference and it's a wonderful thing to pass on! Who knows you may just save a life! Compliments can help in so many ways! Peace~

  5. Rastamermaid profile image73
    Rastamermaidposted 7 years ago

    A compliment is a compliment take it in stride,now a lewd remark is a whole different story.

  6. shogan profile image86
    shoganposted 7 years ago

    If the guy in the car next to you turns to let you know what a great job you did running over a pedestrian a mile back, then, yes, it's a bad thing.

  7. Cathyrin profile image55
    Cathyrinposted 7 years ago

    Check out the sincerity and motive of the compliment. You may never know  if it is only flattery or the truth. wink

  8. Kamalesh050 profile image81
    Kamalesh050posted 7 years ago

    I would feel great to receive an unexpected compliment , even from a stranger.

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    ken14posted 7 years ago

    Receiving a compliment from a stranger is not bad.. Maybe you just got their attention thats why they give you some lift.

  10. Claudin_Dayo profile image60
    Claudin_Dayoposted 7 years ago

    it depends upon how you gonna view it.. . but usually the compliments of strangers are not accurate because they really don't know the whole you but there are people who seem to see the inner you at first glance smile

  11. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    It's not necessarily a "bad" thing (since the person may be being sincere and meaning well); but I think if the stranger is a woman, complimenting another woman, it's often seen as sincere and nice.  When it's a man complimenting a woman, there can be a tendency for a lot of women not to trust that it's sincere.  Even if it's sincere, though, there's just something about that that makes women kind of wary.  Personally, I'd rather guys keep their compliments to themselves.

    I was going to say if it isn't personal it makes a difference.  For example, "You have great hair," (not good because it may be a line) versus, "That's a great car," (but even then, a woman is likely to think the guy is just thinking up something to say).  Then there's something like, "Your little kid is such a well behaved little guy," (but that one might make a woman wonder if the strange man is inappropriately focusing his attention on her child).

    I think the same kind of thing can apply to women who compliment strange men out of the blue, but women may be particularly cautious about strange men.

    Sometimes there'll be a situation that makes it obvious that a stranger's compliment is obviously genuine.  For the most part, though, just complimenting strangers out of the blue doesn't particularly go over well (I don't think) if the "complimenter" is of one sex and the "complimentee" is of the other.

    Even when it comes to women complimenting other women, I think it makes a difference whether the setting is a place such a local store in a small-ish community versus the subway station or a restaurant at a rest area.  (A lady at the local grocery store who tells another one, "I love that bag you have.  Do you mind my asking where you got it?" is one thing.  A lady in the subway station who pays a little too much attention to another's pocketbook might come across as suspect.  LOL  )

  12. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image58
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 7 years ago

    it does depend slightly on what they say, but compliments are generally a nice thing that will raise your morale for the day smile

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    lovazaposted 7 years ago

    It's not a bad thing to receive a compliment from a stranger as long as it's positive.  Some people don't know how to handle a compliment,and  the best way to accept the compliment is to  utter "thank you"  with a smile.

  14. Jeannieinabottle profile image92
    Jeannieinabottleposted 7 years ago

    I depends on the compliment and depends on who it is coming from.  I am much more likely to appreciate a compliment from another female.  If a woman says she likes my jeans, I like that.  If a guy says he likes my jeans, I think he must have been looking at my butt.  Now, if he is cute, this is OK.  99% of the time he will be a dirty old man.  That is never good.