Reactions To Compliments

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When I approached them together and complimented them on their teamwork and the progress of the project, they both acted as if I had just criticized them. I got the impression from their reaction that they were not at all happy with what they had accomplished so far, that the project was taking longer than expected, and learned of all the things that had gone wrong from the start.
In complimenting Patricia, Jennifer, Jim, and Rhonda it was apparent that each of them deflected the compliments received and diminished the impact of those compliments. It was surprising and obvious that none of them knew how to take a compliment and that it made them uncomfortable. In completing this assignment and evaluating the reactions received, I realized that I too fall into the same trap when receiving a compliment. As this assignment uncovered, most individuals react with a counter-response and will not accept a compliment. View More »

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