Do Compliments Stress You Out? Here’s Why

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Sometimes, hearing a compliment can make us squirm. On “What’s Trending,” hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Dr. Cortina Peters discuss why compliments can be so uncomfortable to receive.

The Low Self-Esteem Connection

Excessive or undeserved praise can worsen feelings of low self-esteem if it doesn’t match our inner beliefs about ourselves.

Compliments & Anxiety

Sometimes receiving compliments can trigger anxiety, especially for those already struggling. This can lead to feelings of discomfort and a desire to avoid further attention or praise.

Culture Matters

The way we give and receive compliments differs across cultures. Language choice and tone of voice can significantly impact how a compliment is perceived.

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