Accepting compliments can be uncomfortable and leave us sometimes second guessing ourselves. Is it hard for you to accept compliments when you receive them?
Our first reaction sometimes is to quickly dismiss the person to avoid the discomfort.
It would make sense to reject compliments if you hold beliefs that you are flawed or not good enough. It can be difficult to accept a compliment received that goes against our inner beliefs or self talk. Or maybe accepting a compliment has you fearing that you'll be in a position to let that person down in the future.
Rejecting compliments isn't the only way to remain humble.
𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.
*NOTE: If you are being complimented on something you'd rather not be complimented on, let the person know. Often these things are appearance or weight-focused.
About the therapist: Erica Basso is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing statewide in California. She helps guide women in overcoming anxiety, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome. Learn more about Erica, and view more of her content by visiting her Frame profile here.