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Why we don't dole out many compliments – but should

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Giving and receiving compliments

Receiving sincere and well-expressed compliments can feel very good. But our anxiety about how others may perceive our words can stop us from giving compliments as we don't want to come across as patronising or flattering. 

Yet, studies show that ou...

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  • Studies show that when individuals receive a compliment, they are almost twice as likely to comply with a request.
  • Another study show this comes from a sense of reciprocity. The more people believe that one kind deed deserves another, the more likely...

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Several studies show that participants underestimated how happy another person would be to hear praise and overestimated how cringe-worthy they would find the exchange. 

  • Participants worry they will articulate the compliment wrongly. But the research shows that the rec...

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A compliment is an effective way to make other people feel happy. And it doesn't cost you a thing.

  • Context is important. It is not proper to compliment someone's appearance if there's a risk of objectifying them.
  • Stick to compliments that really convey ...

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