Compliments are critical for our mental and emotional health. There is something powerful and dynamic in giving and receiving compliments. However, many of us at one point in our lives have received an (or many) insincere or even backhanded compliments that had the opposite effect on us.
Somethings to think about when giving a compliment:
It’s not about *YOU*. Using “I” you’re subconsciously making it about yourself.
Be Genuine & Sincere. After complimenting someone, don’t expect one in return to lift you up (that’s not genuine).
Compliments authentically acknowledge a quality or characteristic someone possesses.
Don’t break someone’s spirit with your words. Sometimes it may be best to keep your thoughts or perceptions to yourself.
With the media and its influences, there are many compliments that may or may not be empty words to fill up ones ego. Make yours meaningful.
What kind of compliments really affirm your personality?