This recently heard truth makes sense: 

  • Person 1: If someone gave you a present would you throw it away? 
  • Person 2: No. 
  • Person 1: Exactly, so if I give you a compliment just say ‘Thank you’ and accept what is.

Do we not accept compliments because we don’t want others to think we’re full of ourselves? It’s okay to accept the good things in our character; we’re not being cocky just acknowledging the goodness within us. Being loving also includes being loving to ourselves.