Some people love to get compliments. Others hate it. Still others don’t hate compliments, but they’re
uncomfortable receiving them.
They don’t know how to react.
Interestingly, the reason some feel uncomfortable
is because their focus is on themselves and how the compliment makes them feel.
Perhaps they’d be more comfortable if they
understood that their feelings are secondary.
Compliments are a gift.
And, like any gift, our reactions can impact
If you’re someone that finds it difficult to take
a compliment, try moving your focus from your feelings to those of the
A good friend of mine says “Thank you for saying
that” when she’s not sure what to do. I
think that works well.