“You’re a great listener”Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
When you show that you’re eager and open to hearing another person’s thoughts and feelings, the compliments will likely come flooding in. “I’ve been told both in my personal and professional life that I not only hear, but I truly listen,” says Bari Lovi, 39, of New York City. “Being recognized as a source of compassion, empathy, and mentorship have helped my life so much. So, hearing I’ve done that for someone is special.” When you tell someone he’s a good listener, it shows that you appreciate his thoughtfulness and presence. And you’re solidifying a relationship when you actively listen. Find out more about how to be a good listener.
“You’re an amazing parent”Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
We’re all unsure at times if we’re being a good mother, father, brother, sister, or whatever our role may be. So it’s always reassuring for an outside source to tell you that you’re doing something right when it comes to your children. Rebecca Weinreich, 39, of New York City, felt just that when she and her husband, Josh, were told that they must be amazing parents since their kids were so happy and nice to everyone. “It was sweet because the woman always sees my kids at the playground with our nanny and other children,” says Weinreich. “To a working mom, it means the world—to know love, kindness, and manners are rubbing off on your children.” Read more on tips for giving thoughtful compliments.