Do Compliments Make You Cringe? Here’s Why. - Deepstash
Receiving a compliment

Many people squirm in their seats when someone's compliment catches them off guard.

A study of more than 400 people showed that 70% associated receiving a compliment with feelin...

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Do Compliments Make You Cringe? Here’s Why.

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We most often feel uncomfortable if compliments catch us by surprise. When we're surprised, we move through the following sequence:

  • Stage 1: We momentarily...

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  • When you receive a compliment from someone, understand that it is **their** experience of the situation, not yours. Simply accept their perspective....

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Learning to take a compliment well starts with self-awareness.

Get curious about your learned behaviours and how they impact your response to a compliment.

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