How Do You Take a Compliment?

Updated on Apr 15, 2013
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evylee
evylee on October 23
Falto algo más de color :D
SouffleGirl
SouffleGirl on July 23
In a short etiquette lesson I had, the person said the way you take compliment is by acceptance, because if you compliment the person back, it'll be a never ending round of compliments. I usually smile, thank them and squeeze a compliment the next time I see them or an appropriate time after they've said their compliment so it's not an immediate back and forth.
penelope204
penelope204 on July 23
just with a thank you and a smile. That's all
hannerdino
hannerdino on July 23
Aww this is nice, I like where it say "chictopia is a site where everyone is giving compliments" :) I'm like this too, I get awkward when people say happy birthday to me...or anything nice. Put myself down too much D: Trying hard to change that!
Hewie
Hewie on May 13
I'm mostly shy when people compliment me, I don't know how to react. But inside I feel good ^^
heyKjude
heyKjude on July 24
Ideally described! My exact feeling.
regie1316
regie1316 on May 13
I'm shy most of the time especially when it is in person. But there are times when I can accept compliments and say thank you. :)) Sometimes I notice people complimenting others and not mean what they're saying. I don't get it. What do they want to get from that?
morgsmorgan
morgsmorgan on May 12
Great read! Good point! I have struggled a lot throughout the years with a strong self-deprecating attitude and it is one of those things you have to come to realize is all a matter of choice. Before long if a person says things to keep from causing others to feel insecure or to fit in etc.. they can start to believe those things. :)
kristenms
kristenms on May 10
Love the casual look! *Besos* http://www.cmichellestyles.com Instagram:Cmichellestyles
LiltLife
LiltLife on May 06
I used to be the same way until I gained more self confidence. :) It's nice to know sometimes we all struggle, it's part of being human. Usually I like to say thank you and often return the favor and compliment them on something also.
CoraKimiko
CoraKimiko on May 06
I love when Meryl Streep gets complimented on her sadness in Adaptation.
BcoolNgreat
BcoolNgreat on April 24
It took a while for me to accept a compliment. But later I realised that it makes you feel good and lifts your self esteem and confidence. So I do it for the others now. As you say it is a positive thing and you don't lose anything by giving a compliment.
ehuizar
ehuizar on April 21
It's taken me a long time to really feel good about myself. So when people would pay me a compliment I'd lash out and say something mean or just ignore the compliment. For me, a compliment seemed like the exact opposite. I would think that they would only say the compliment to point out what they thought was wrong with me. I hope that made sense... Haha, anyway, now I simply say "Thank you". :)
IriniLDRTS
IriniLDRTS on April 21
When my best friend makes me a compliment i'm like ''wth,no''...but when it's someone else,i smile (a bit shy) and saying a supriced and cute ''Oh,thank you:)''
nekorine
nekorine on April 20
Always reply, "Thank you very much. I really appreciate that" even if their compliment isn't genuine.
MihaEla21
MihaEla21 on April 17
As far as I'm concerned,most of the times, I just don't have confindence in myself,thus I usually don't believe when people give me compliments and I secretely believe they are joking,but all I show is a big smile,followed by a sweet "thank you" in a tender voice:)
arraabella
arraabella on April 16
Very nice write up and I love your casual look! Voted chic! :)
xilcanopapaya
xilcanopapaya on April 15
Such an adorable casual look
DelightfulDecember
DelightfulDecember on April 15
"Oh, these are just clothes I threw on. But thanks. :) "
icecreami
icecreami on May 09
haha ditto...
shugavery
shugavery on April 15
At the beginning I must say it boosted my ego but then I realized that these compliments were more related to my ethnicity more than my actual self. Not that being half african is not a part of me but it is not ALL what I'm made of, so sometimes I wish people would see beyond my skin colour and origins. I think that is how I became self-critical but I always try to find a balance when doing it.
shugavery
shugavery on April 15
I am very self-critical but I've also learned to take a compliment. In France I was not complimented as much as I am in Italy where they are less black people (I have to say that because it does count, they wouldn't tell me anything if I wasn't) so when they see me with natural hair or a headscarf I get compliments but also a lot of weird looks because they are not used to it.
jillms
jillms on April 15
haha I have the same issue.. When someone's complementing me on my clothes. I always say "ahh it's old.." Eventhough that's not really relevant.
anniestylemaven
anniestylemaven on April 15
Great post! I'm the same way...
jazzybui
jazzybui on April 15
oh this is so true! i don't know how to take compliments. i get awkward everytime..
fredamans
fredamans on April 15
I'm not great at taking compliments either... am better at giving them!
Smash86
Smash86 on April 15
Great article! I know I don't take compliemtns very well either, I tend to avoid them or laugh nervously when someone tells me I am beautiful or that I look good.

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