I’m terrible about making compliments to others. It’s weird because I’ll see someone and notice something about them and compliment them in my head but never say anything out loud. I think I’m afraid it will sound trite and insincere. Which is also weird because I truly appreciate it when someone gives me a compliment.
And then there’s the awkwardness of having someone pay you a compliment and you graciously accept but don’t compliment back. I’m never sure what to do in that situation. Again, it seems like it’s insincere to compliment back just because you were given a compliment. And most of the time, I’m not quick enough on my feet to say something truly flattering.
Just the other day, someone complimented me, twice, very sincerely and graciously and all I could do was say thank you. I felt like I must be so self-centered to take a compliment but not give one back.
How do you handle compliments? Are you good at giving them? Do you always compliment back?