Is flattering a good thing?

Is flattering a good thing?

Flattery is dishonest when used to gain or control. It is effective, because everyone has insecurities and loves to be told great things about themselves. Flattery is particularly common during dating and in new relationships, but usually wears off as relationships settle into commitment and reality.

Is flattering positive or negative?

So “I’m flattered” is usually a positive statement, and “you flatter yourself” is often a very negative one. “You flatter me” falls between those two expressions on the positive-negative continuum. On the one hand—as the poster notes—it can function in a positive way to express modesty in response to a compliment.

How do you respond to flattering me?

This is assuming you’ve just flattered someone. When they respond this way, you can either smile and let them move on (as in telling someone what a great job they did in a concert) or you can continue on and explain why you thought whatever they did was so great.

When a girl say she is flattered?

Perhaps when you were preoccupied with your crush, you may not have noticed that there is someone else who is interested in you. When a girl knows you like her and says she is flattered when you compliment her, does she like you? It can means she likes you. It shows she views your opinion.

Is it bad to say Im flattered?

It’s not a negative in any way, but it might make you cringe a bit and blush. If you feel “flattered” you should say, “Thank you for the compliment,” even if you’re tempted to add, “but you’re going a bit overboard with your praise—I’m not really that good.” So, just say, “Thank you.”

Is flattered negative?

Flattery (also called adulation or blandishment) is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject. Many associations with flattery, however, are negative.

Can you feel flattered?

be/feel flattered to feel very pleased and proud because someone has said good things about you or has made you feel important: She was flattered by his attention.

Can a guy say I’m flattered?

This is a polite way of saying that he is not romantically interested in you. When he says he is “flattered” he is acknowledging that your interest in him is a compliment. It is also a way of thanking you for the compliment.

What’s another word for flattered?

What is another word for flattered?

complimented delighted
well-pleased privileged
rapt excited
chuffed elated
exhilarated ecstatic

What does I’m flattered mean?

: made to feel pleased by something gratifying (such as an honor or a sign or respect or deference) I was very flattered to be asked to attend.

What is the difference between flattered and honored?

As adjectives the difference between honored and flattered is that honored is respected, having received honor while flattered is in a positive mood because of a comment or action which causes one to feel proud of oneself.