Have you ever given someone a compliment that was genuine and from the heart only to hear them say “Aw, no. You don’t have to say that.” or “No, I’m not that smart/beautiful/helpful/etc.” For me, the most difficult thing about being in that situation is that I love building others up. If I say “You have an awesome gift for makeup artistry” and the person responds “No, I suck.” all I hear them say to me is “You’re a liar and you don’t know what you’re talking about.” My first reaction isn’t to think “Wow, that person is so humble.”

I’ve had a few friends and acquaintances who believed that humility was shunning any compliments and words of encouragement. There is a difference between being okay if someone doesn’t think the world of you versus feeling like you have to put off every kind positive gesture in order to keep your pride at bay. How should you deal with this? Continue reading “Just Say “Thank You””