The Right Way To Respond To Compliments
In today’s society, we are taught to give thanks and be grateful for the things that we have. This also includes the actions of others and how they treat us within society. Sadly it can be seen to be hard to accept things in this day and age. And that includes things such as compliments. So with that said I am going to teach you the right way to respond to compliments. When we can do this then things can change very quickly. It’s really about perspective.
What Exactly are Compliments
Okay, so let’s first define a compliment before discussing how to properly reply to one.
Some instances of compliments include saying that someone looks good in their attire or that you enjoy their hairstyle today.
However, sometimes it might be difficult to accept compliments when they are given. However, it is crucial to show courtesy when we do receive them. Here are some strategies for how to react appropriately to comments after that.
The Right Way to Respond to Compliments
For many creative people, praise and awards are awkward. We can be so preoccupied with harshly critiquing ourselves that we become unprepared to respond to compliments.
We almost hope that someone would “come out and say it” just to validate our negative self-belief.
Then, as our inner critic resurfaces, we can consciously decide to believe the encouraging messages we’ve been receiving.
Here are five steps toward graciously accepting compliments.
1. Note this.
Keep an eye on what you typically say when someone compliments you. Are you at odds with it by exclaiming, “No, I don’t look acceptable, I look dreadful!” or is it so uncomfortable that you are at a loss for words and just remark, “Oh, it changed into nothing”?
If you know how accepting compliments is easier. Think about what you now do and how you would like to react the next time som