An interesting social experiment where a women decided she’d agree with compliments men gave her. The results are pretty interesting – summary: Â she mostly gotÂ criticised, called vain, and even abused.
The issue is probably not a gender one (eg if the roles had been reversed andÂ men had agreed when getting complimented, they’d likely have gotten similar pushback) but it does raise the question: what’s the appropriate response to give when someone compliments you.
It’s something most of us have probably struggled with: since it can be uncomfortable, and likelyÂ depends on the company you are with at the time, and perhaps even the culture you are in (eg Australian culture can be quite different to AmericanÂ culture).
Many people are uncomfortable and try to shrug it off (I’m probably in this category), whilst others will accept it gracefully Â (I wish I could be comfortable in this category).