Just take the compliment!

One of my biggest pet peeves is when I’m trying to spread love and positivity to my friends or any women I see with a compliment, and they completely reject it.

 

Me: you look pretty!

Them: Ew no, I’m gross

 

Me: I love your outfit

Them: are u kidding? It makes me look fat

 

Me: i love you hair!

Them: It’s so oily, I need to wash it.

JUST TAKE THE COMPLIMENT!!

Why is that so hard? It seems like women are conditioned to put themselves down and find every single flaw. What’s wrong with just taking the compliment, and just saying “thank you”. Even if you think you look bad, just accept what the person is saying and try to believe it. Self deprecation is so common in women and it’s such a shame to me. It’s not bad to take a compliment and FEEL GOOD about yourself and your appearance!

It’s actually very important for anyone’s self esteem. Ladies, please! Try to embrace compliments and speak more positively about yourself. If anything… do this, for me – because it really pisses me off! LOL

If I go out of my way to give you a compliment, it’s because I mean it, and you should believe that. There is no point to try to deny it. Take it in and say “wow, thank you so much”. Don’t make excuses for what someone is telling you, and making them believe it’s not true. If someone says you’re pretty, it’s because it IS TRUE! You should know that and believe that!


Stop trying to tear yourself down every chance you get. Speak highly of yourself always, and believe people when they tell you how amazing you are because you feel that way too! The next time someone gives you a compliment JUST TAKE IT ! – & start to see what others see. xo

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19 Comments

  1. adriana

    March 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Love this!! I so agree that it can be hard to just accept a compliment sometimes but when you do, it makes you feel so good!

  2. Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    March 21, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I love this! Thank you for the encouragement.

  3. Savannah

    March 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I AGREE 100%!!!! A great pet peeve of mine. Whenever I compliment someone, it’s the truth and nothing but the truth! I love receiving genuine compliments so I try to give those out often as well.

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    March 21, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I love this! We should always be kind to one another, but we should be kinder towards ourselves 🙂

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  5. Jenny

    March 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    A lot of people struggle to take compliments which can be a little discouraging. Over the years I’ve learned to say thank you to compliments.

  6. Elly Leavitt

    March 21, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    so with you on this!! like how hard is it to just say ‘thank you’ and move on.. no need to always be negative! x

  7. Nicole Booz

    March 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Yup, agree! We get down on ourselves but just practicing saying “thank you” when someone shares a compliment is a game changer.

  8. Kristine

    March 21, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    This is so accurate. I am guilty of doing that myself sometimes. I have gotten better at not only accepting compliments, but also giving them to other people.

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  9. Whitney

    March 22, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Yes!!! This is something I’ve been working on for the past couple of years and I’ve started saying “thank you” instead of “ew no” or something else when someone compliments me! I love complimenting others and hate when people say that, so I’m embracing the compliments as they come!

  10. Amanda

    March 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I love this post and totally agree- just say thank you and move on!

  11. Marie Ernst

    March 23, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I used to be like this when I was in high-school, and one day I gave a compliment to someone and she just acted like if I was crazy – and that totally made me never want to compliment anyone else! Since then, I started to accept them (even if I don’t always believe them)!

  12. Kirsten

    March 28, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    IT can be hard to take a compliment sometimes, but I agree – we need to learn to take them! I hate it when guys give me unwanted compliments though and say I just “can’t take a compliment…”

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

      oh ya! I didnt even think about that. When guys can cross those boundaries its super annoying and uncomfortable!

  13. Carly Delski

    April 3, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I’ll admit it… I tend to do this too! Thanks for opening my eyes. I really need to stop being so hard on myself!
    xx Carly | thecarlycollective.com

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      April 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Yes I hope you can!

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