Accepting Compliments - It's Not Freakin Rocket Science

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia

In the midst of all the items on our to do lists and constant attention outside of ourselves, it’s common for people, especially women, to feel unnoticed. Giving a compliment or two to someone can really help brighten their day!

But, ummmm, have you ever given a compliment to someone and they totally took away the power by downplaying or deflecting it?

Or maybe you’ve done this yourself?


See, when I was younger, I used to hear this all the time, “You’re cute….to be dark skinned.” 

So I didn’t really know how to take that. Why couldn’t I just be cute??? Anyway I digress…

Barring any obvious ill-gotten ‘compliments’ from others, I’ve learned that a lot of people don’t know how to accept even the simplest of compliments.

See compliments are a simple, positive way we acknowledge each other. By giving someone a compliment, you show them they matter and their efforts make a difference. Your job is to simply accept it and respond graciously.

Best believe I am the Queen of receiving compliments these days!! LOL I could tell you a million great ways to accept a compliment, okay maybe not THAT many but you know what I mean, but it only boils down to one. 

Accepting Compliments – It’s Not Freakin’ Rocket Science

Check out this quick video where my Mini-Me and I demonstrate a poor way and a great way to responding to and accepting compliments and reasons why doing otherwise is damaging. Enjoy!

Over to you…

So learn to respond to compliments in an appreciative and gracious manner and don’t downplay them. You’re worth the kind gesture!

How do you normally respond to compliments? Do you have other tips to share for people learning how to accept compliments graciously?

Compliment humor…LOL

A Compliment Gone Wrong

Wassuper, it’s yo girl, Kesha and I believe we should Be the Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios because life is more interesting when you dare to be different and challenge what’s “normal!” I am wildly passionate about helping highly driven women pursue fantabulous relationships, juicytastic careers/bizzes, and authentically inspired lives.

Accepting Compliments – You’re Doing It Wrong! (Video)

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  • I love this! Great advice.

    P.S. You look great! 🙂

    • Thanks boo! You’ll see more vids coming from me soon!! 😉

  • Alicia

    I really like the Funny Share picture you added. I think I might use that sometime. 🙂

    • Please do, Alicia! It’s yours for the taking. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping through and hope to see you back soon!

  • Ok, seriously? Do you have to be soooo incredibly adorable?! I majorly heart this video–such an important message! By not accepting it, you’re sort of telling the other person that what they see doesn’t matter/isn’t accurate! I will make sure to wink after saying thank you like you do at your adorable niece at the end! HAH! Looks like you gals had some major fun, too! MUA!

    • LOL Heeeey Eyenie! Yes girl, get your wink on – I predict your eyes will get tired from all the winking you’ll be doing on the daily!!! 😉

      My niece says thank you too by the way. 😀

  • Hey that looks like my text message conversation LOL No, I usually say thanks, or if its an article of clothing I’m wearing I’ll mention where I got it from if it was for a steal lol I have trouble accepting compliments from my boyfriend. I mean don’t get me wrong I want them and I look for them when I put extra effort into something I do but then when I do I sometimes wonder if he gives them because he’s well …my boyfriend.

    I’m happy you’ll be doing more videos!

    • Yes, we can often think that compliments from those close to us don’t matter because they’re too close to us or they’re just telling us what we want to hear. But so what! Yes, he’s your boyfriend and that’s a huge compliment in itself – he obviously like what he sees so I’m sure he’t not lying. So tell that man thank you every single time he even remotely compliments you, boo. He’ll appreciate it (though men don’t often vocalize it) and it’ll make for a better, happier relationship overall. 😉

  • I love giving and receiving compliments. You know I love me some Kesha laugh!

    • Girl, this was so fun to do…I told my niece she’d be my costar on future clips and we can end with our laugh (can’t believe how much she sounds like me too!). 🙂

      • Well then I love her laugh too 🙂

  • This was a perfect example of the problem and a great example of a way to solve the problem. I will be sharing this with others!


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