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Since childhood, we are often taught by our parents to say “Thank You” whenever some give us a compliment, praises us for our doings or shower us with gifts. In fact, the teaching of parents to a child to say “Thank you” is so common that in public places you often hear this term. Moreover, the utterance of the word- “Thank you” is very common at school, colleges, and workplace or party gatherings. Usually a quick or humble “Thank you” is uttered by the child and the parents are usually satisfied. The art of saying “Thank you” must be taught at a young age so that you can have this habit even when you grow up. Being thankful to those people who have often appreciated our work is very important for us to lead a happy and peaceful life.
You must believe in accepting compliments since this important in your life. You must accept the good and bad compliment at the same time so that you can improve yourself even better. Every day, in our life we receive compliments from our relatives, friends, and co-workers. When we receive good compliments, it meant that they admire us, love us, respect us or they have liked our work or achievements.
Getting compliments inspires us to perform better and also be a humble person in human nature. A lot of hard work is done while doing a certain job. When you successfully complete that job and get the nice compliments from your admirers, parents, boss, or loved ones when you feel very happy and cheerful. Moreover, these compliments will diminish all the pains you have endured while completing that job or task. Hence, it will also give you the inspiration to concentrate more on your work and goals. However, those compliments which have inspired you and praised your hard work will stay in your memory forever. These compliments will continue to inspire you more. Moreover, when a known person does something great, then it is also your duty to appraise them, compliment them and encourage them.
Suppose, you receive great compliments from your social circle in form of e-mail and messages on social networking sites like FaceBook. Then, won’t it feel great if you accept that compliment and respond then with a humble “Thank you”? You can also respond them by saying “Thank you for your compliment”, “thank you for your kind words” or “thank you for your appreciation or I really love it” and so on. Moreover, your way of saying “Thank you” should be more ornamental so that it gives a good impression to that person who has complimented you. You can add some beautiful and heart touching responses and words to make your way of saying “Thank You” for a compliment more special. Giving a compliment in exchange for another compliment helps in building good relationships and effectively nurtures the relationship or associations for the future too. Saying a “Thank You” is easy. But if that term is expressed with feelings and emotions then it will feel very special to the compliment giver.
Here are few tips to write a decent Thank you note which truly connect your genuine appreciation towards the people who have complimented you.
I just love the huggable baby cap you gave me at my baby shower. This is the most adorable gift I have ever received. I can’t wait to see my baby wearing that cap. I know she will love it. Thank you for making my baby shower a special one.
Team-mates like you make it easy to achieve the tough milestone because of your tremendous support. Thank you for the sweet compliments in your greetings letter which has been presented to me.
We are a family and there is no need to say thanks to me. Whatever I have done was my duty. Thank you for your concern.
Uncle, I was pleased when you’re supporting and encouraging me on the sports ground. Thank you for supporting me all the way. You have given me the inspiration to work harder and achieve my goals. Please accept my heartiest thanks and keep on encouraging me further.
Thank you for your heartfelt generous words and appreciating my project and hard work. Your kind words have inspired me to take more projects in future and complete them successfully.
It was your constant attention and good teachings for what I have achieved in my school exams. Thank you for your support and for your blessings I will work even harder and do well in my studies.
Inside: Exactly how to accept a compliment without clamming up, turning beet red, or undervaluing yourself.
A few weeks ago, after receiving a compliment on a project I’d been slaving over for weeks, I found myself exhibiting several symptoms of imposter syndrome.
What’s impostor syndrome, you ask?
It’s when a colleague compliments your work on a report, and you point out the fact that you missed a single typo on page 14.
It’s when the stranger at Starbucks says she likes your outfit, and you say, “Thanks, but look at the terrible hair day I’m having!”
It’s when a fellow mom notes how well-behaved your son is, and you insist that he’s never usually this good (even though he actually is).
It’s when a friend congratulates you on a recent success, and you blush and chalk it all up to good luck.
A lot of successful women suffer from impostor syndrome in everything from their careers to their clothes to their kids. “I don’t deserve this,” we think. “They’re saying I’m good enough, but I know I’m really not.”
If you clam up, start squirming, and turn beet red when someone compliments you, you’re probably infected. If you immediately redirect the conversation or—even worse—counteract the compliment by insisting you can’t accept credit or that it was all a fluke, get thee to the doctor. You’ve got a bad case of impostor syndrome.
Thankfully there’s a cure, and the treatment regimen begins with healthier responses to those awesome accolades you get.
For those who have been struck by impostor syndrome, the phrase “thank you” is almost always followed by the word “but.”
Thank you, but it really wasn’t that big of a deal. Thank you, but I probably could have done better. Thank you, but I think I just got lucky. And on and on and on.
To start the path to recovery, try biting your tongue before you say “but.”
Too many women respond to a compliment by downgrading the very quality for which they’re being praised. That’s not how to accept a compliment!
Someone compliments our shoes and we jump to tell them how old they are, as if we couldn’t possibly be up-to-date with the latest trends. Someone congratulates us on a promotion and we immediately counter that the better candidate dropped out of the race.
A better approach? Offering the complimenter an extra tidbit of information that tells a more complete story—sans self-degredation.
So for the shoes, your usual response of “You mean this old pair?” becomes “They were a thoughtful gift from my aunt, and wearing them always makes me think of her.” Likewise, for the promotion, any mention of the competition gets replaced with, “I actually rehearsed for the interview in front of the mirror!”
This one’s downright practical. When someone gives you kudos, see if you can get them to elaborate a bit; their feedback might be really useful for future endeavors.
For example, when your co-worker says, “I loved your article!” you thank her and then ask what in particular she liked about it. Or when your friend exclaims that she loves the paint color you chose for your living room, see if she has any suggestions for artwork that might pair nicely.
Saying thank you is polite, but also offering some flattery of your own is polite and thoughtful. The point of doing so isn’t to diminish your achievement in any way; rather, it simply serves to start a conversation in which both parties are appreciated and celebrated.
It can be as simple as saying something like, “I was just admiring your outfit as well!” Or my personal favorite: Complimenting the compliment itself. “Thanks for saying my daughter’s a great listener. That’s about the nicest thing you can say to a mom!” Now that’s how to accept a compliment graciously!
As Jessica Valenti once wrote, “Confidence is not just about believing in the good in ourselves, but about believing in the good that others see in us.”
If you constantly feel like you’re not good enough or that you don’t deserve whatever great things have come your way in life, try changing the way you respond to the compliments you undoubtedly receive.
You might just find that when you stop undervaluing yourself, you discover you’re not an impostor at all. Just a genuinely amazing human being.
The rule of thumb when you receive a compliment is to simply and humbly say “ Thank you” or “Thank you; I appreciate your kind words.
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While I was in the check-out line at the grocery store the other day, the customer ahead of me complimented the cashier on her earrings. Instead of saying, “Thank you,” the cashier replied, “Aren’t they cute? They’re on sale at Target for $15.99.” In other words, she dismissed the compliment and offered information that was not necessary.
This cashier is not unusual. Many of us don’t know how to accept a compliment. And in some cases, we inadvertently insult the person who gives it.
Why does accepting a compliment feel so awkward, causing us to stumble over our words, downplay or even reject it? The problem may lie in the fact that from the time we are children, we are taught to be humble, not cocky or arrogant.
But whenever you downplay or reject the compliment you may be doing more harm than good. A compliment is, after all, a kind of gift, and turning down a gift insults the person giving it, suggesting that you don’t value them as highly as they value you.
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Here are some dos and don’ts that will help you gracefully accept any compliment.
The rule of thumb when you receive a compliment is to simply and humbly say “Thank you” or “Thank you; I appreciate your kind words.” By accepting the compliment, you show gratitude for the other person’s kind remarks and do not come off as vain, bashful or prideful.
If someone compliments you and your team, acknowledge the compliment and say that you will pass it along to those team members who helped you do the work or complete the project. This makes everyone feel good.
When someone raises a glass in a toast to you, the correct protocol is to nod your head and smile. Do not pick up your glass and drink along with the others following the toast. This is like patting your own back and complimenting yourself. When everyone has taken a sip, feel free to stand and offer a toast in return.
Watch your body language as you accept the compliment. Avoid crossed arms, downcast eyes or overly-casual postures that can send a wrong message or indicate disinterest. Lean slightly forward, look the giver in the eyes, and smile as you say “thank you.”
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At times, you may feel inclined to “out-compliment” or downplay your work, especially when a compliment comes from someone you respect and admire. This may be appropriate in Asia, but not in the U.S. Fight the urge to one-up someone’s sincere praise. Don’t say, “Thank you, but I know my input wasn’t nearly as valuable as yours.” Instead, embrace the moment and be grateful for the accolade.
One of the worst things you can do is deny a compliment. This can come across like a slap in the face to the giver, as it negates their opinions and feelings. An example of this type of interaction might be: “You look really nice today. Is that a new suit you’re wearing?” Response: “This old thing? I’ve had it for years.” Or, “You gave a good presentation this morning.” Response: “I could have done better. I messed up a few times.”
When someone offers a compliment, know that it may be coming from his or her heart. When you deny the compliment, it may seem as if you question their taste or insult their judgment as in this example: “You are one of the best speakers I’ve heard all year.” Response: “Really? You must not get out much.”
To gracefully receive a compliment, try not to give responses that attempt to elicit reassurance, like “What makes you think that?” or “Gosh, are you sure?”
Related: The 7 Things You Need to Know to Text With Good EtiquetteWhenever you receive compliments, use these guidelines and you may find yourself receiving even more since your graceful acceptance gives both you and the giver great pleasure.
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