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How to Respond to a Compliment From a Guy

by Candice Coleman, studioD

If you are not often the recipient of a kind word from a guy, you may be left unprepared when a compliment comes your way. Though humility is often a prized virtue, a humble reaction could actually be offensive to the person giving the compliment. There are a few things to keep in mind when responding to a compliment in order to leave both of you with positive feelings.

How Do I Respond?

When it comes to receiving a compliment, your best bet is to say "Thank you," according to "Good Housekeeping" contributor Peggy Post. You can also acknowledge his kindness for saying something polite.While it may seem like a good idea, you should not reflexively compliment him, deny the compliment by saying he's just being "nice," or take his compliment as an opportunity to brag, according to Debrett's.

About the Author

Candice Coleman worked in the public school system as a middle school and high school substitute teacher. In addition to teaching, she is also a tutor for high school and college students.

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