Okay, I just watched this Amy Schumer video. I was shocked. Ohh noo noo not at what happened in the video but at the thought that I do the same thing what all the ladies were doing – Not taking a compliment happily.
Have you ever done that? I am sure many of us have the issue – We do not know how to accept a compliment positively. We either give credit to someone else or starting making excuses for why it is not true or it won’t stay the same way for long.
The biggest trouble in this situation is we are damaging our own self-confidence and self-worth by doing this. The realization hit me really hard after watching the video. I agree to be humble and to show gratitude is the biggest personality traits leading to a satisfactory life. But we can be humble and gracious while accepting nice things about our own self from others.
It’s equally annoying when the situation is reversed. When you pay a compliment to someone and they just turn it down. If you are anyone like me who talks really less and small talks are really out of comfort zone, it’s a buzz kill.
So how to accept a compliment – It is not rocket science or we do not need to have any special traits to accept a compliment. A really simple step – when someone says anything nice about you, just smile wholeheartedly and say “Thank You, You made my day”.
Your true smile and comfort will say a thousand words leaving the other party happy and feeling acknowledged. Take it wholeheartedly and enjoy the spotlight honestly.
If you really feel like saying something back – give credit where it is due, whether it’s your team, your colleagues, family or friends. Acknowledging their effort for something you are getting compliment will boost their confidence too.