Most of us are bad at accepting compliments.
We can try and work on that - say thank you when receiving one and grow our self-esteem and comfort in accepting them.
But if that feels too uncomfortable, how about thinking of it like this:
Someone giving a compliment has taken the time to notice something about you and decided it was worth voicing - thank them for taking the time and making the effort - maybe you can make it about their kindness instead of your own discomfort, after all, they've offered you a verbal gift and you're rejecting it when denying the truth of their statements, which isn't very kind.
I've also had people in my life who gave me compliments (or presents) as a way of gaining attention and praise - thank them for taking the time and making the effort - maybe that's what they need and it's not really about you.
Either way, learn to take a compliment.
It's a nice act and we could do with more of those.
Until next time, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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