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How to accept a compliment – genuine and otherwise
Naked Leader Week 921 – 4 May 2021
Time to read: 65 seconds
How to accept a compliment that you believe is genuine
First, look the person who paid you the compliment directly in the eyes with warmth, kindness and gratitude, and say very simply “Thank you.”
Those two words are very important and play a big part in your life. Just by saying them to yourself in silence, “Thank you,” can make you feel warm and glowing with sensations of tingling that run throughout your entire body. These are entirely natural feelings to experience right now. You will find you feel altogether more at ease, more comfortable, more yourself, than you did before you said it.
Strangely enough, accepting a compliment will have a similar profound effect for the person ‘paying’ it as it does for you.
If, on the other hand you don’t accept it, you are in effect saying –“Your opinions don’t matter to me, and I don’t think you are being genuine.”
How to accept a compliment that you do not believe is genuine
This is a very clever and cunning technique for dealing with a compliment that you do not believe is genuine. Look the person saying it right in the eyes, smile and say very simply “Thank you.”
In both situations, the “Thank you” is a win-win:
If the compliment was genuinely meant, all is well with both of you.
If the compliment was not genuine the person who ‘paid’ it will look very confused. Well done, you have managed to play with their head and given them something to think about without hurting them at all.
With my love and best wishes to you all