How To Give And Receive Compliments Assertively Worksheet Template Page 6


2. Listen to what he or she is saying.
3. Smile when receiving the compliment. A compliment is intended to make you
feel good. If you frown or look down or away the other person may be confused
or uncomfortable.
4. Don’t interrupt.
5. Say “Thanks,” or something that shows you appreciate what was said.
6. Remember to accept the compliment without trying to take the subject off
yourself or feeling like you have to pay them back. This will make you feel more
confident and let you grow to like yourself better.
Tips for Responding Assertively to Compliments
 As with all the skills you have been learning this one may require some practice. Try
these steps in front of a mirror. Imagine someone says something nice, then say
"Thank you. That means a lot to me."
 Don't change the topic without acknowledging the compliment.
 It's often good to use the compliment to further conversation. "Thanks! I found it in
on eBay - it's amazing what you can get there." That way you've accepted the
compliment and moved on to something about which you can both talk.
How to Give Compliments
It is also important to learn how to give compliments. Giving compliments is a way of
showing that you have noticed and appreciated something about the person or the situation.
People like being around others who are friendly and open. It also shows that you have the
confidence to say what you really think, which as you remember is one of the cornerstones
of being assertive. Give someone a compliment today!
Steps for Giving Compliments
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