Write down how you feel when someone gives you a compliment?
Giving and Receiving Compliments
Compliments show appreciation for another person's actions, values, or qualities. When giving compliments, be genuine and specific. When receiving compliments, graciously accept and appreciate the kind words.
Did you know?
Complimenting others has been proven to increase their self-esteem and make them more likely to return the favor. A study in the journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people who received compliments felt significantly more powerful than those who received criticism.
Why is it important to be genuine and specific when giving compliments to others?
Work together in pairs: What are the three most important things to keep in mind when giving and receiving compliments?
Work together in pairs: What is one way you can use body language to show that you are sincerely appreciative of a compliment you have received?
What is an appropriate way to receive a compliment?
- Say 'thank you'
- Dismiss the compliment
- Argue with the person giving the compliment
Which of the following is an example of a genuine compliment?
- You look good for your age.
- I guess you're not as bad as I thought.
- You have a great sense of style!
When giving a compliment, it is important to be:
Which of these statements would be considered an effective way to give a compliment?
- Your hair doesn't look terrible.
- Your hair looks nice today.
- Your hair looks better than usual.
Why is it important to give compliments?
- To manipulate others
- To make others feel good about themselves
- To boost your own ego