How to Accept a Compliment

by Eric Disco
Jan 17


As you start to get more confident, it starts to happen to you more often.

Women will compliment you.

Sometimes it happens out of the blue, and sometimes it’s after she’s gotten to know you.

Learning to accept compliments takes a bit of practice.

As an introverted guy, you may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed at first. You don’t like to be the center of attention. Try to get comfortable with it.

Knowing what to do can help.

Firstly, when it happens, even though you may feel like it, don’t compliment her back, at least not when she compliments you.

If you do want to compliment her, it’s more meaningful if you wait until it’s not connected to her compliment.

What’s the best thing to say when someone compliments you? Is it ungracious to make a joke of it? Is it weird to be so serious about it?

How you respond really depends on the depth of the compliment. If it’s a surface compliment, like about your looks, or something you’re wearing, then go with something more flirty.

This is especially good if you’ve just met.

Let’s say she compliments you on your shirt. You could say:

“Thank you. Flattery will get you everywhere!”

“Stop, you’re making me blush!”

“Thank you. But you don’t have to butter me up, I like you already!”

cameron_stewart2“You women are all the same, first you compliment me, then you buy me a drink, and then you want to take me home to see your cat. I’m not falling for it!”

Perhaps you’ve gotten to know each other a bit.

She gives you a sincere compliment about who you are or something meaningful.

You’re going to want to respond with something more genuine.

The best thing is a simple “Thank you.”

You can also add:

“That means a lot.”

“That’s really sweet of you.”

“That’s so nice of you to say!”

“I appreciate that.”


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