July 14th, 2014

How to Receive a Compliment Without Being Awkward About It

by Jacqueline Whitmore

how to receive a compliment

Everyone craves praise, but to accept a compliment with grace is an almost universal challenge. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re eager to receive a compliment — especially from someone you admire — but aren’t sure what to say in response.

Many people downplay compliments to avoid the appearance of conceit. It’s so common that sociolinguists have categorized the three responses to a compliment: acceptance, deflection or rejection. Rather than humbly accept or outright reject the kind words, individuals often choose to deflect or dilute the compliment.

Click here to learn how to accept a compliment and read the full article at Entrepreneur.com

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