Hey Kid: Take A Compliment

Learn to take a compliment.  You're predestined to be fabulous.  There's no doubt in my mind... Lots of people are going to take notice and pay you compliments.  Learn to take them graciously and with appreciation. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone (mostly women) respond to a perfectly polite compliment with denial.  I've always thought this to be an injustice to the person paying the compliment.  When someone says something nice to you and your response is to deny the trait or worse, imply they don't know what they're talking about, it's a real insult.  You're telling them their assessment is wrong.

It's not easy to receive praise, but it's a necessary personality trait to master.  Don't respond with a negative, self-deprecating statement even if you're uncomfortable with the praise.  Politely say thank you with humility.  Your positive reaction is your gift to them in return.