Taking a compliment

Time for the next installment of Kick Arse Females and one thing ever female should be able to do is graciously accept a compliment but I know it’s often harder than it seems

I don’t know what it is with this country but we find it hard to take compliments, am I the only one to notice this? We work hard to achieve what we do; be it writing, college work, a meal or even putting together an outfit but then when someone picks up on this we are quick to shoot it down.

I have always been my own worst critic, part of it is that I never believe in myself enough. But I eventually realised that if I shot people down enough they stopped believing in me. It’s not a bad thing to tell someone that you got your new boots in the sale or to pass on your favourite recipe but never play down a good job. You worked hard for this at the end of the day.

I’ve learnt that a simple thank you works wonders, you seem gracious and happy without seeming stuck up. Alot of people feel the need to counter it but I think that unless it is true and not forced it can seem insincere and like you’re trying to shift the attention from you.

How about you? How do you take a compliment?

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About Rachel Charlton-Dailey

PR girl, gin lover and happy soul.
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3 Responses to Taking a compliment

  1. illusclaire says:

    I say “Oh thank you!” and smile.

    After a lot of practice.

  2. IdaPida says:

    i don’t deal with compliments..
    last time i got a compliment my reply was, ” i don’t believe you” hehe, mind you i was a bit drunk

  3. Rachel says:

    I try to deal with them now but it’s still hard sometimes

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