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Why is it so hard to say thank you when someone gives me a compliment?


Asked by dragonlady44 at 9:44 AM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Relationships

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  • goodJust practice. I couldn't say it for many years. I would almost argue with people when they gave me a compliment. Then a counselor told me to stop that and just say "thank you". It took me a while but now I can do it and so can you. Just start today and practice.


    Answer by admckenzie at 2:19 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Yeah, I had that problem for years. Used to put myself down in some way as an answer. I finally practiced saying the words "thank you" out loud and I do OK now.

    Answer by elizabr at 9:52 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • i dunno. i do it too. my therapist thinks because i try so hard to be perfect, because of the chaos in my life growing up, that i never think i am good enough in any sense.

    Answer by xtwilightx at 9:53 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I have the same problem.

    Answer by louise2 at 9:46 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I just say thank you sometimes its hard when we have have a hard time accepting they might be right. Or we have not had many compliments so this catches us off guard.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:03 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Maybe you don't feel that you deserve the compliment?

    Answer by Ren_Ren at 10:16 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • maybe your shy or dont believe it when they give you a compliment

    Answer by Ricanmami1 at 12:10 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • We wear our insecurities just below the surface, and when someone puts the "spotlight" on you by complimenting you, it can make you feel self-conscious.

    Just smile, and say "thank you!" No need to gush or feel like you owe a lengthy thanks! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:41 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Is not hard 2 just smile n say thnk u ..regardless if u dnt think is the true..

    Answer by Leilene07 at 3:26 AM on Aug. 16, 2010