You ever give a compliment to someone and their reaction/response or lack there of had you rethinking where you went wrong?
Like “No not your social security number or address…..your blouse girl your blouse! it’s cute”.
I’m hella friendly, severely talkative and a compliment giver since a kid. I remember being in Kings Plaza Mall as a kid and my mother literally pulling me behind her with my sister giving me that “Shut Up!” stare as I try to finish a conversation and a compliment. Compliments do more for me than me trying to do for the person. I realize they make it about someone else for that time and not us or whatever problems we could be facing.
So whether I get a response I like or not I’m still gonna dish out genuine compliments. “You get a compliment! You get a compliment! *Oprah’s voice and hand gesture*. No but seriously I’ve learned for some it goes back to upbringing and personality. I’ve met people who expressed that their lack of confidence made it hard to even utter a thank you because the compliment is not something they see. Some Women have shared that they didn’t grow up getting them or were used to mean girls and just didn’t know how to respond to other Women who gave them a compliment. I can understand which is why I don’t take any baggage from a bad response. Growing up my Mother was and is still a cheer leader for her family and friends. I’m certain that growing up in that environment has a lot to do with some of my characteristics.
As if novel texts and IG emoji comment overload to my friends isn’t enough, I send out Thank You cards. These are another way I can show appreciation and compliment loved ones. Say it out loud…THANK YOU CARDS IS STILL A THING. Rare but still a thing.
Regardless of your story or personality, a thank you wont hurt. I promise.
How do you respond to compliments? How do you respond to no response?
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