Isn’t it strange how hard it is to respond to a compliment?
We squirm and deflect and awkwardly shuffle our feet in the face of such overt niceness.
Social anxiety, burnout, and social media facades can cripple our self-esteem, so we don’t know how to genuinely accept a compliment.
Despite all the research showing positive feedback can keep employees (and all of us) more motivated and help our mental health, our brain still has this nagging habit of shutting down when we are given positive reinforcement.
For just a few moments, let’s quiet our inner critics and learn how to reply to compliments with poise and confidence.