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Why it breaks your brain to take a compliment

The science and psychology of why taking compliments is so hard.












This comic was originally inspired by this podcast about compliments by Ashley Hamer and Cody Gough, as well as this blog post from Reuben Westmaas.

Additional sources:

The psychological reason you hate receiving compliments - Medium.com
How to give good compliments - Medium.com
Why praise is a problem - Psychology Today

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