Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Accept it.

Own it.

Stay centered.

Today you’ll find out how to do it in English.

When someone gives you a compliment and you reject it, it shows a lack of confidence and it causes the person who complimented you to feel awkward.

They might feel like they need to give the compliment again in another way.

Phrases to accept a compliment in English:

  • “Thanks I really appreciate that.”
  • “Thank you.”
  • “Thanks for that (compliment).”

How can you use the compliment to deepen the connection:

  • Give them a compliment if it’s genuine.
  • Accept your compliment and change the subject. “Thank you. So what’s going on with you?”
  • Accept it and move on and make a comment about your shared surroundings.

Do you reject compliments when you get them?

Let us know in the comments below.

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