I see so many artists receive a compliment and disagree. I used to be one of those people. It seemed as though if I didn’t complain I’d come off as too stuck-up. But then I realized there is nothing wrong with accepting a compliment. You don’t even have to agree with them.
submitted by -seeminglycaptivating
I’m of two minds about this. Not everyone finds it easy to accept compliments, and it’s hard as the compliment giver to realise that a person may have issues with taking praise on-board, even accepting it. I guess you just have to give praise if you feel like it’s deserved, and if they find it difficult to accept, don’t make it about you. They’re not insulting you, they might have their own issues.
This doesn’t apply to me personally, even if I don’t always agree with a compliment I will accept it as such, but it’s not so black and white for others.
I am the worst person in the world about accepting compliments. I am pretty much incapable of doing so. I really have no idea why, I just… I can’t do it! It infuriates me to no end that I can’t do this, but I can’t. ;o;
Just train yourself to say “Thank you” and stop there. They’re trying to do something nice, let them!
I love giving compliments to artists and writers whose work I’ve enjoyed. I figure that such a small percentage of any audience ever gives (positive) feedback that the person who has put their time and effort into making something I like deserves to know that, at least with me, something made an impact.
I honestly don’t care about the flaws of a piece that I compliment. They aren’t why I’m writing, or messaging or whatever. I’m doing it because there was something I liked, and I think its creator should know.