When someone else highlights one of our many strengths it’s easy to downplay it, and say:
- it’s a simple skill that anyone can do
- it’s not really that hard, let me show you
- it’s not just me, so-and-so can do it too
- I’ve always been able to do that it’s not that difficult
We want to retreat from the compliment and brush it off as something that anyone can do. When really it is one our gifts that we should celebrate and thank whomever for noticing.
What is one of your gifts, that you are embarrassed to have complimented?