We often receive compliments which remarkably express the respect or approval or admiration. Compliments are highly appreciated by every individual because good compliments really instill us with more confidence. If you really want to tempt your English-speaking colleagues or friends, then give them compliments at some particular moments and they will never forget for sure. Giving sincere compliments to people will help you in building a decent communication between the two and even helps in improving the relationships as well as our well-being. Also, it helps in completely changing our lives for a better future. A beautiful and a good compliment makes the receiver, happy and the giver, attractive.

It always feels nice to receive compliments, but do you know how to say Thank You to someone for a compliment? Few of the standard responses include Thank you, for being so kind or something like that. But, you can even show your surprise element by explaining the giver that you didn’t expect a compliment from him/her. You can also share your praise jointly with someone with whom you completed the work. Or you can even respond to a compliment by returning them a compliment. Sometimes, people even give compliments if they want to ask a favour from you, so beware. Also, sometimes people do flatter too, which are compliments which are really not meant for the situation. This kind of compliments doesn’t need any returning favours.

Thank You

Ways of accepting a compliment

Just say THANK YOU
If you are the one who is struck by an imposter syndrome, then yours THANK YOU will be followed by a “but”. For instance, ‘Thank You, but I don’t deserve it because it wasn’t a big deal.’ ‘Thank You, but it was just my luck.’ And many more like that. Before starting off to recover, you must begin biting your tongue before applying ‘but’ after your simple Thank You.

Share some interesting detail
There are many people who downgrade their quality by responding to the compliments received for their quality, especially for which they are being praised. For instance, someone praises your shoes and suddenly you jump off at your place, revealing how old they are, showing that you couldn’t probably keep yourself up-to-date with latest trends. There are many more instances like these which happens in our day-to-day lives. So, for having a better approach, it becomes slightly important to offer the complimenter about a little tid-bit of details about it. Like, for shoes, you can say, oh yes, this the old pair gifted by my dear aunt or something like that.

Ask a Question
Now, this is absolute a practical way. So, when someone gives you a compliment or praise you, then you can see that if you can ask them to elaborate a little, which will be significantly useful for your future achievements. For instance, if you have given a wonderful presentation on behalf of your organization, and someone praised you, then you can ask him/her what particular they liked about it.

Give Returns
Obviously, you say Thank You for receiving compliments and it is polite way too, but it is really thoughtful to say Thank You followed by few flattering words of your own. It’s really not diminishes your achievement, but helps in starting off with a decent conversation with each other which is highly appreciable. For instance, you can simply say that, you were also admiring his/her outfit or thanks for being such a great listener.

If you want the compliments to keep on coming to you, they you must learn to accept them graciously. While thanking someone for the compliment you received, you must sound like you really mean it. Don’t ever show with your lone voice that you didn’t deserve it or you really not mean it. Show your modesty with your Thank You, which particularly shows your presence at the work. While returning the compliments, you must remember to keep it short and brief, because if it goes little long, then it might create an uncomfortable environment between the two. The flow of praising must not be unending, as it even can become a boring one.

Also see: How to Respond when Someone Wishes You A Happy Birthday

Here I have bough you few sample letters too for thanking someone for a praise or a compliment.

Sample Letter 1
Reply to a person who stayed with a family and sent a letter complimenting his/her stay

I was captivated when I received your compliment note and was manifested pleasure reading your beautiful words about me and my family. Your words really made me happy that now you are wholly comfortable with me and my family. I would like to tell you that we already miss you a lot and really enjoyed being with you. You are always welcome to stay with us anytime in future.

Sample Letter 2
Reply to a compliment received from a family member on an achievement

I would like you to know that I was pleased when I received your beautiful and kind note of encouragement and support. Thank you for supporting me all through the ups and downs. Whether you are being so far from us, still you inspire me to work hard and achieve my goals. Please accept my sincere thanks and hope to get full support in my future endeavours.

Sample Letter 3
Reply to a response received from a colleague complimenting about a presentation

I truly appreciate your kind words for my efforts for the presentation today. I really need your support for further endeavours and would love to work with you as a team. Thank you again.

Sample Letter 4
Reply to a person who gave compliments reading your blog/article/column

Thank you so much for your encouraging words and for being a good reader. I am pleased that you really enjoyed reading my articles. I am blandished knowing that my column brightens your day and its worth your appreciation.

Sometimes when people compliments, we feel flummoxed and confused at times because we really don’t know how to say thank you to someone for a compliment. It is important to remember that your response must not be self-effacing or boastful, neither awkward or weird. I have managed to share the classiest ways with sample letters to do this because it happens in our everyday lives and it is important to handle these conversations notably.