Giving compliments is fine - how about taking them?
Last evening I was talking to a frolleague (friend/colleague) late last evening and I realized that she was doing a lot of good stuff at work. So I complimented her and highlighted some new skills she had developed. She took the compliments graciously and was happy to hear these words of encouragement from me. She then spoke about how she learned a lot from me and complimented me and appreciated some of my qualities she thought were skills! And that's when things changed...
This was when I got really uncomfortable and didn't know how to take the compliments. I felt like I didn't deserve the good things she said about me. In fact, I thought that I had done nothing she credited me for. It felt like being appreciated for something I didn't deserve.
Is anyone else like this too - How are you when it comes to complimenting other people. And, more importantly, how are you when you are being complimented by people?