Many people have a difficult time accepting a compliment. Perhaps you have low self-esteem, feel obligated to live up to a higher standard or feel like you owe someone a compliment in return. Rabbi Shmuley says if you don't accept compliments, people will stop giving them. He offers remedies to help you to accept people's positive feedback:
"A compliment is the human manifestation of appreciation for another. Therefore, when we reject a compliment, we reject our own virtue because it's not believable to us. When someone offers a compliment, be passive and just accept it. Let it swell your heart, and pass the compliment on."
Published on July 21, 2008