Most women love compliments. Compliments can often serve as an ice-breaker for us. Think about it, how many times you have complimented another woman, Hey, I love those shoes, and that sparked an impromptu conversation in the department store. As women we also love to receive compliments from those we love. However, don’t only rely on other people’s recognition of you to make you feel good about yourself. You should know your own worth! Unfortunately, women being the magnificent creatures that we are, we oftentimes lack compliment etiquette. What’s that you say? Read below and find out:
1. You can’t fully accept a compliment.
Friend: Hey Chrissy! You look soooo awesome in that dress!
Chrissy: Are you kidding me? I hate my body! I should have just stayed home!
You should not have to conjure up a laundry list of reason why you are undeserving of a compliment. Accepting a compliment does not make you conceited. It makes you confident. It doesn’t make you greedy, but rather it makes you appreciative. When you negate a compliment you not only make yourself appear less confident, but you undermine the judgment of the person offering the compliment.
2. You can't give a compliment
In addition to graciously accepting compliments, you should also willingly give compliments too. While it is OK to have a little jealous streak once in awhile, Ugh, Kim K looks great in everything!! ; Remember to give credit when credit is due. In other words, don’t be a hater.
Live Beautifully Tip:
Make it a point to compliment at least one person each day. Not only will you make someone feel extra special, but seeing their smile will make you feel great too!
Written by: Carline Dumerlin-Folkes
Co-Author of Miss University, the ultimate guide for young women in college.
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