A compliment, I mean. I did attend a training class on how to take one graciously in my previous job, but apparently I need a refresment course because I got a scolded big time today by my friend, who told me in no uncertain terms I need to learn how to shut up and take it.
I don’t think I am alone on this, so I went ahead, saved you all the effort, and did some research (aka, typing “how to take a compliment” on google) to came up with some easy-to-follow tips for the next time someone tells you about your awesome teeth. Hell, I even found a video for you lazy people that won’t take the 2 minutes needed to read this post!
There are a number of other useful tips you can follow as well:
- Don’t change the topic without acknowledging the compliment. If they took the time to compliment you, it was definitely genuine, and should be handled as such.
- Remember that you are just as entitled to receive compliments as everyone else. Don’t try to shy away from them.
- Just say “Thank you”. It’s not hard, and it’ll close the subject quickly and gracefully.
- It’s often good to use the compliment to further conversation. “Thanks! I found it in New Look – it’s amazing what you can get there.” That way you’ve accepted the compliment and moved on to something about which you can both talk.
If you need some further insight into this compliment-accepting business, check out the complete article on wikihow.com, or just type in “how to take a compliment” on YouTube. You’ll be a pro before you know it!
YOU ARE SO WELCOME!
- Climbing the hill