HomeSelf Relationship QuestionsI have a hard time accepting compliments. Why is this and how can I change it?
Roy Murray asked 5 months ago
I was raised to believe that modesty is a virtue, so whenever someone gives me a compliment, I tend to downplay it or brush it off. But lately, I've been thinking that maybe this isn't healthy and that I should start accepting compliments more. Do you have any thoughts on this?
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Rila Thomas Staff answered 5 months ago
There can be a few reasons why you have a hard time accepting compliments. Maybe you don't feel like you deserve them, or maybe you're afraid that if you accept them, people will think you're arrogant. But the truth is, compliments are a way for other people to show appreciation for you, and there's nothing wrong with accepting them graciously. If you find it difficult to accept compliments, try saying thank you instead of downplaying the compliment. For example, if someone says you did a great job on a project, you can say "thank you, I worked really hard on it." By doing this, you'll show that you appreciate the compliment and that you're confident in your abilities.