"When Mark Twain said, 'I can live two months on a good compliment,' he only told half the story," say the writers at Unstuck.org.
"While the person who receives the praise enjoys feeling noticed and valued (and is motivated to do more of the same), the giver can also bask in the connection. With every compliment given, a bond is strengthened, trust is built, and conversation encouraged. Potent stuff!"
"Here," suggests the Unstuck.org staff, "are five do’s and don’ts to make the most of giving and receiving of admiration":
- DO be genuine. False praise is easy to spot, and it undermines your trustworthiness.
- DON’T give back-handed compliments, such as &………