How do you take a compliment?
Are you better at giving them
R E C E I V I N G
I’m not very good. . .
in fact, I’m really horrible
is the founder of
and interviewed over three hundred people
over the course of a year
while riding the subway in Boston;
He spoke to
parking lot attendants
Delta Grond Crew Members
and many others. . . .
Littlefield found that although the number one thing people associate
R E C O G N I T I O N
with is a feeling of being valued (88%)
nearly 70% of people associate embarrassment
with the process of being recognized.
The real scoop:
MOST OF US CAN’T TAKE A COMPLIMENT
and often don’t even realize it!
Other studies suggest that
NOT BEING ABLE TO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENT
is a sign of low self-esteem
“Recgonition is often more about the g i v e r than the r e c e i v e r”
S o. . .
when someone is complimenting you,
they are sharing how your actions or behaviors have impacted them.
THEY ARE NOT ASKING IF YOU AGREE
nor are they on a huge fishing expedition
to receive a compliment.
SO. . .
R E S P O N D
or do you
R E A C T ?
S O. . .
Relate to the compliment as a G I F T
“T H A N K Y O U”
really is a simple, appropriate response and reaction
DO NOT DIVERT the compliment. . .
just receive it with gratitude.
Here’s let’s give it a try:
YOU ARE AWESOME
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE THE BEST AT JUST BEING YOU
and yes. . .
Y O U
W E L C O M E