How to Respond to a Compliment From a Guy

by Candice Coleman

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.

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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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