6 Reasons Why People Fish For Compliments (and How to Respond)


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We all love compliments. They make us feel good about ourselves and appreciated for our efforts. Compliments can also improve our motivation and general wellbeing. But what happens when your way of getting people to say nice things about you comes off as fishing for compliments?

Since you are here reading this post, I’m guessing you either fish for compliments or know someone who does it and you are looking for a way to deal with them. But do you understand why people fish for compliments? Do you know how to know when someone is fishing for compliments?What does fishing for compliments even mean?

Fishing for compliments means that you try to make people say nice things about you by pretending to be modest about things to get them to disagree and reassure you by giving you praise. It is similar to the actual act of fishing with a…

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Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

2 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why People Fish For Compliments (and How to Respond)

  1. I can definitely see this in Asian culture. 😆 So I just play along and playfully agree when they say something negative about something they’ve done, knowing they’re looking for the opposite.

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