Why Can’t Women Just Take A Compliment For What It Is?

Women Need To Learn To Take Compliments

Women are generally known to be overly suspicious and overanalyze even the simplest things, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Don’t blame us, it’s how we are wired, besides guys have given us plenty of reasons to take things with a pinch of salt. If a man gives a compliment, rather than take it for what it is, most women would immediately assume that beneath it lies an ulterior motive—yea he’s got something up his sleeves.

It’s good to be guarded but women can actually rob themselves of genuine compliments from men or even their partners if they continue to be suspicious about them. A husband who finds his wife suspicious about why he complimented the meal last night and not the night before may stop giving compliments altogether to avoid her chiding him about the lack of compliments for the night before.

A lack of self-confidence or low self esteem can also prevent a woman from accepting compliments or taking it for what it is, though even women with good confidence and esteem may react in the same manner. And, this inability to accept compliments can be towards female too.

Tell her her outfit is great, and she’ll wisecrack: ‘What, this old thing?’ Tell her she looks well, and she’ll respond: ‘You mean I look fat, don’t you.’ Exclaim that you love her new haircut, and she’ll accuse you of hating the old one.

Taking compliments is something we all have to learn. When someone compliments you, be gracious and say thank you. Don’t feel you have to explain… if someone compliments your shoes, you don’t have to say where they came from, or that’s it’s an old pair, or how little you paid for them. Sounds familiar?

Just say thank you. And smile.

Tell us what you think? Is it hard for you too to take a compliment? How can women sharpen their compliment-taking skills? Feel free to leave a reply.


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