A kind and sincere compliment honors someone’s strengths, skills, and hard work. This expression of admiration lets them know that they are valuable and appreciated. Compliments also help us feel increased self-worth and enhance our self-esteem, and they create a reciprocal attitude, making us more likely to notice and appreciate the people who compliment us.
Whether you are complimenting your partner, a friend, a family member, a student, or a co-worker, you are demonstrating an appreciation for that person and creating a more respectful and supportive relationship with them. Think about the people who you value and respect in your life. How can you compliment them?
Here is an example: The next time you notice a co-worker working hard on an important project, let them know that you recognize their effort and appreciate the time and energy they have contributed.