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Can’t Take a Compliment?

Some of us are more inclined to deflect a compliment with self-effacing awkwardness, which throws the exchange off-kilter. A simple “thank you” is all that is needed, and the person giving the compliment expects it.
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How Do You Respond?

By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.

Research reveals how handling compliments can make or break a relationship.

Receiving Praise

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

People with social anxiety disorder can't enjoy praise.

Giving and Taking

By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D.

Giving the perfect gift maybe even better than receiving it.