100 Positivity-Boosting Compliments (2023)

A compliment is an expression of regard, admiration, praise, or respect.It feels great to receive a compliment. Research shows getting a sincere compliment gives us the same positive boost as receiving cash. The health and happiness benefits of the compliment giver are also well-documented.

Compliments really are one of the easiest two-way streets available in terms of spreading happiness around you and increasing your own. The more you compliment, the better you feel. Here are a hundred ready-made compliments to try out for yourself. Such compliments can work for almost any situation, whether you compliment a friend or a colleague.

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Complimenting Positivity

These compliments focus on the joy, fun, and positive outlook the person brings.

  1. Your smile is contagious.
  2. I bet you make babies smile.
  3. You have the best laugh.
  4. You light up the room.
  5. You have a great sense of humor.
  6. If cartoon bluebirds were real, a couple of 'em would be sitting on your shoulders singing right now.
  7. You're like sunshine on a rainy day.
  8. You bring out the best in other people.
  9. I bet you sweat glitter.
  10. Colors seem brighter when you're around.
  11. You're more fun than a ball pit filled with candy.
  12. Jokes are funnier when you tell them.
  13. You always know how to find that silver lining.
  14. You're a candle in the darkness.
  15. Being around you is like a happy little vacation.
  16. You're more fun than bubble wrap.
  17. You're like a breath of fresh air.
  18. You're someone's reason to smile.
  19. How do you keep being so funny and making everyone laugh?

Complimenting Personal Traits

These compliments acknowledge different qualities the person exhibits.

  1. You have impeccable manners.
  2. I like your style.
  3. You're strong.
  4. Is that your picture next to "charming" in the dictionary?
  5. Your kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.
  6. You are brave.
  7. You are beautiful on the inside and outside.
  8. You have the courage of your convictions.
  9. You're a great listener.
  10. You were cool way before hipsters were cool.
  11. That thing you don't like about yourself is what makes you really interesting.
  12. You're inspiring.
  13. You're so thoughtful.
  14. When you make up your mind, nothing stands in your way.
  15. You seem to really know who you are.

Complimenting Intelligence, Creativity, and Resourcefulness

These compliments show that you appreciate the person's abilities.

  1. You're a smart cookie.
  2. Your perspective is refreshing.
  3. Your ability to recall random factoids at just the right times is impressive.
  4. When you say, "I meant to do that," I totally believe you.
  5. You have the best ideas.
  6. You're always learning new things and trying to better yourself. That's awesome.
  7. If someone based an Internet meme on you, it would have impeccable grammar.
  8. You could survive a zombie apocalypse.
  9. When you make a mistake, you fix it.
  10. You're great at figuring stuff out.
  11. Your creative potential seems limitless.
  12. I bet you do crossword puzzles in ink.
  13. You have a good head on your shoulders.
  14. Everyone gets knocked down sometimes; only people like you get back up again and keep going.

Complimenting Accomplishments

It is often good to compliment a specific action or achievement.

  1. I am so proud of you, and I hope you are too!
  2. You are making a difference.
  3. You deserve a hug right now.
  4. You're a great example to others.
  5. Actions speak louder than words, and yours tell an incredible story.

Complimenting Personal Relationships

How do you compliment a friend? Try using these compliments that focus on how the person relates to others.

  1. You're an awesome friend.
  2. You're more helpful than you realize.
  3. Hanging out with you is always fun.
  4. The way you always know when someone needs something is amazing.
  5. Being around you makes everything better.
  6. You should be thanked more often. Thank you.
  7. Our community is better because you're in it.
  8. Someone is getting through something hard right now because you've got their back. Nice work.
  9. You always know just what to say.
  10. The people you love are lucky to have you in their lives.
  11. Any team would be lucky to have you on it.
  12. Defenseless animals are drawn to you.
  13. The way you treasure your loved ones is incredible.
  14. You're a gift to those around you.

Complimenting Appearance

These compliments can be problematic as complimenting appearance can come across as flirting, and so they should be avoided in many business and social contexts. Complimenting one's appearance (body, shape, or weight) can also be harmful, especially to someone who is struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue.

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  1. You are glowing—and that's the least interesting thing about you, too.
  2. You look great today.
  3. Your eyes are breathtaking.
  4. How is it that you always look so great, even if you're in ratty pajamas?
  5. That color isperfect onyou.
  6. You smell really good.
  7. You may dance like no one's watching, but everyone's watching because you're mesmerizing.
  8. You have cute elbows. For real.
  9. Your belly button is kind of adorable.
  10. Your hair looks stunning.
  11. Your voice is magnificent.
  12. Your name suits you to a T.
  13. You're irresistible when you blush.
  14. Has anyone ever told you that you have great posture?

Complimenting a Romantic Interest

If you want to compliment someone you are interested in romantically or sexually, be polite, recognize the contexts in which such compliments are appropriate, and pay attention to the tone of voice and body language. Respect the other person's boundaries if your compliments seem unwelcome.

Rather than focusing on aspects of their physical body, consider complimenting something like their style, talents, or behaviors. For example, you might say something like:

  1. I absolutely love that shirt. It really brings out the color of your eyes.
  2. Your hair looks so great today.
  3. You have such a great sense of style.
  4. You have such a great personality.
  5. I really enjoy talking to you.

If you want to compliment someone you are in a relationship with, you might mention how they make you feel, how much you enjoy seeing them each day, or how creative and talented they are.

Complimenting the Whole Person

These compliments may be a little too general. As with complimenting appearance, consider whether they are appropriate or may be bordering on being flirtatious.

  1. I appreciate you.
  2. You are perfect just the way you are.
  3. You are enough.
  4. You're all that and a super-size bag of chips.
  5. On a scale from 1 to 10, you're an 11.
  6. You've got all the right moves.
  7. Everything would be better if more people were like you.
  8. You are an incredible human.
  9. You're wonderful.
  10. You're better than a triple-scoop ice cream cone. With sprinkles.
  11. You're one of a kind.
  12. If you were a box of crayons, you'd be the big industrial name-brand one with a built-in sharpener.
  13. Who raised you? They deserve a medal for a job well done.
  14. Somehow you make time stop and fly all at the same time.
  15. In high school, I bet you were voted "most likely to continue being awesome."
  16. If you were a scented candle they'd have to call it Perfectly Imperfect (and it would smell like summer).
  17. There's ordinary, and then there's you.
  18. You're even better than a unicorn because you're real.
  19. You're really something special.

A Word From Verywell

Start complimenting and find out for yourself how great it makes you feel. If you pick any of these, be sure to personalize it so it truly reflects what you appreciate about the person you are complimenting.

If someone deflects your compliments or responds awkwardly, consider what their response might indicate. In some cases, they might feel uncomfortable with the attention, or they might just not be sure how to accept a compliment. In either case, try not to take it too personally and move the conversation forward by talking about other subjects without dwelling on the awkwardness.

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What is the biggest compliment you can give someone? ›

Best Compliments for Anyone
  • “You're irreplaceable.”
  • “It's too bad every boss can't be like you.”
  • “I love your confidence. ...
  • “You're so kind everyone instantly feels like your friend.”
  • “I wish I could figure things out as quickly as you do.”
  • “I'm proud of how far you have come and for never giving up.”
Oct 14, 2022

How do you respond to a humbly compliment? ›

How to Accept a Compliment
  1. “Thank you, it makes my day to hear that.”
  2. “I really put a lot of thought into this, thank you for noticing.”
  3. “Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to express that.”
  4. “Thank you, I am happy to hear you feel that way!”
Oct 12, 2019

What are complements of 100? ›

Finding complements to 100 means to work out which other two-digit number goes with a given two-digit number to make 100. An example pair of complements to 100 would be 54 + 46 = 100. A common error when calculating complements is to end up with a total that is too large, as children typically make an extra unit of 10.

How do you write a compliment in a sentence? ›

Complement can be used as a noun to refer to someone or something that completes, enhances, or works well with someone or something else. Examples: Complement as a noun The lighting was the perfect complement to the décor. The principal's shoes are a nice complement to his suit.

What is a strong compliment? ›

Complimenting Accomplishments

I am so proud of you, and I hope you are too! You are making a difference. You deserve a hug right now. You're a great example to others. Actions speak louder than words, and yours tell an incredible story.

What are some unique compliments? ›

For friends
  • 1 “Your perspective on life makes me want to live more thoughtfully.”
  • 2 “You make me laugh so much—I love how you hit the perfect tone and expression every time.”
  • 3 “I admire your determination when you strongly believe in something.”
  • 4 “I feel heard and seen when we have difficult conversations.”
Jan 20, 2022

What are complimentary words? ›

Complimentary words are those that we use in a conversation to make the person we are talking to feel good about themselves. They are generally words to describe an aspect of somebody's personality/life or to describe something that belongs to the person receiving the compliment.

How do you respond to thank you after a compliment? ›

Sample phrases to use to respond to a compliment
  1. Thank you for your kind words.
  2. I really appreciate your feedback.
  3. That's great, you made our day.
  4. That's what we like to hear.
  5. We're happy you're happy.
  6. You put a big smile on our faces.

How do you respond to someone with kindness? ›

5 Ways to Use Kindness to Defuse a Difficult Person
  1. Don't let their negativity or anger bring out negativity or anger in you. ...
  2. Apologize, if it's appropriate. ...
  3. Speak as you would to a pleasant, friendly person. ...
  4. Take their background into account, and give lots of grace for differences.
Apr 4, 2018

What is the best reply for nice? ›

You may like to start by saying "Thank you" asthis is more polite, then: Formal:
  • Nice to meet you too.
  • Pleased to meet you too.
  • It's a pleasure to meet you.
  • Pleasure to meet you too.
  • It was nice meeting you too.
  • The pleasure is mine.
Sep 4, 2019

How do you praise someone in one word? ›

Full list of words from this list:
  1. exceptional. surpassing what is common or usual or expected.
  2. remarkable. unusual or striking.
  3. extraordinary. highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable.
  4. laud. praise, glorify, or honor.
  5. delightful. greatly pleasing or entertaining.
  6. pleasant. ...
  7. congenial. ...
  8. enjoy.

How do you tell someone you admire their strength? ›

Here are 11 uplifting compliments people love to hear.
  1. “I love how your face lights up when you talk about this.” ...
  2. “I really appreciate your presence in my life.” ...
  3. “You inspire me to be a better person.” ...
  4. “Every time I see you, you raise my spirit and my energy.” ...
  5. “I admire your confidence.” ...
  6. “Thank you for being you.
Aug 29, 2020

What is the rule for complements? ›

Since the sum of any two complements is 1, if you know the probability of one complement, you can find the probability of the other. The Complement Rule states that for any two complements, and , the value of P ( A ) = 1 − P ( B ) . In other words, subtract the complement you know from 1 to find the unknown complement.

How much is a complement? ›

Complementary vs Supplementary

Well, alphabetically they are: Complementary add to 90° Supplementary add to 180°

Is 100 a power of 2? ›

Written in binary, a power of two always has the form 100...000 or 0.00...
Powers of two whose exponents are powers of two.
n2n22n (sequence A001146 in the OEIS)
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What is compliment and examples? ›

A compliment can be a noun, or a thing. It means praise or a nice remark. Example: She gave me a compliment on my new outfit.

What makes a compliment meaningful? ›

Be specific

The best compliments are specific. They refer to character traits, behaviors, or appearance, Berger says. (Yes, we all tend to like to know that we're viewed as attractive, she says.) Hearing that someone thinks you're smart or kind or pretty is nice to hear, but those compliments apply to a lot of people.

What is a genuine compliment? ›

You can make someone's day by sharing your positivity in the form of a genuine compliment. Telling someone, with a smile, that they have beautiful eyes, or that the color they are wearing suits them, will also increase and enhance your own sense of well‑being. The act of giving compliments creates a virtuous circle.

How do you make compliments more meaningful? ›

How to Give Sincere Compliments
  1. Link your compliment to something you genuinely feel.
  2. Then, think about why you appreciate that quality.
  3. Be authentic and specific, not hyperbolic.
  4. Done right, even seemingly superficial compliments can make someone's day.
  5. Compliment your favorite traits in your romantic partner.
Jun 28, 2019

How do you describe someone with good words? ›

Let's now have a look at these adjectives to describe people and their characters with positive vibes:
  • Adaptable.
  • Adventurous.
  • Amarous.
  • diligent.
  • Humble.
  • Courageous.
  • Efficient.
  • Enchanting.
Jun 10, 2019

How do you show appreciation compliments? ›

Top 10 Ways to Show Appreciation
  1. Give a Gift.
  2. Write An Appreciation Note.
  3. Compliment Them.
  4. Create Something Homemade.
  5. Take Her Out for Coffee.
  6. Lend a Listening Ear.
  7. Do Something They Enjoy.
  8. Make a Photo Album.
Apr 19, 2022

Should I say thank you if someone compliments me? ›

The rule of thumb when you receive a compliment is to simply and humbly say "Thank you" or "Thank you; I appreciate your kind words." By accepting the compliment, you show gratitude for the other person's kind remarks and do not come off as vain, bashful or prideful.

How do you tell someone they are amazing? ›

Read on for 19 tips to keep in mind when giving someone a compliment so that it really hits home, according to experts.
  1. Be Specific. ...
  2. Say Their Name. ...
  3. Praise Their Listening Skills. ...
  4. Compliment Their Style. ...
  5. Acknowledge Their Effort. ...
  6. Point Out How Kind They Are. ...
  7. Be Honest & Heartfelt. ...
  8. Keep The Focus On Them.
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How do you appreciate a kind person? ›

When you're feeling a deep appreciation for those who have made a difference in your life, use these phrases to show your gratitude:
  1. I appreciate you!
  2. You are the best.
  3. I appreciate your help so much.
  4. I'm grateful to you.
  5. I wanted to thank you for your help.
  6. I value the help you've given me.
Dec 12, 2022

How do you respond to it's so kind of you? ›

Express your gratitude. Any time you receive a compliment, reply with "Thank you." It's a simple, but powerful phrase. The person bestowing the compliment will be most receptive to a humble response. Say something like, "Thank you, that's very kind of you," or "Thank you, I appreciate the compliment."

How do you respond to thank you for being so kind? ›

Ways of accepting someone's thanks - thesaurus
  1. you're welcome. phrase. used in reply to someone who has thanked you.
  2. no problem. phrase. ...
  3. not at all. phrase. ...
  4. don't mention it. phrase. ...
  5. it's no bother. phrase. ...
  6. (it's) my pleasure. phrase. ...
  7. it's/that's all right. phrase. ...
  8. it's nothing/think nothing of it. phrase.

What do you reply to a comment? ›

5 Rules for Responding to Comments
  • Be genuinely happy to receive comments. Thanking the person for taking the time to comment is a no-brainer—yet it's often overlooked. ...
  • Size matters. ...
  • Respond ASAP. ...
  • Don't link in comments. ...
  • Spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck.

How do you respond to a thoughtful message? ›

Take a look at the options below to see how writing a short message can actually say so much.
  1. “How do you always seem to know when I need to hear that? You're the best.” ...
  2. “Back at you! Hope all is well.” ...
  3. “Don't worry about me. ...
  4. “Thank you. ...
  5. “Thank you for thinking of me!” ...
  6. “I am so glad I have friends like you.”
Apr 28, 2022

How to respond to I appreciate you? ›

You can respond to appreciation by saying “thank you” or “I appreciate you,” which both have the same meaning. The common phrase used in response is “Thank You.”

How do you compliment someone on their passion? ›

20 Things To Compliment Someone On Other Than Appearance:
  1. You're a strong person. ...
  2. You are so artistic. ...
  3. You're one of those people with an energy that draws other people in. ...
  4. You have the best sense of humor. ...
  5. You're such a good friend. ...
  6. I love how passionate you are about the things you care about. ...
  7. You are so smart.
Mar 5, 2018

How do you say you admire someone a lot? ›

  1. be awed by something. phrase. to feel great respect, admiration, and sometimes fear for something.
  2. hold someone in high esteem/regard. phrase. ...
  3. put someone on a pedestal. phrase. ...
  4. think highly/a lot of someone. phrase. ...
  5. think the sun shines out of someone's arse. phrase. ...
  6. worship the ground someone walks on. phrase.

How would you describe someone's positive attitude? ›

Having a positive attitude means being optimistic about situations, interactions, and yourself. People with positive attitudes remain hopeful and see the best even in difficult situations.

What phrases to use to compliment? ›

Spoken English: Phrases for Giving Compliments
  • You look nice.
  • You look amazing! ...
  • What a lovely necklace!
  • I like your shirt – where did you get it?
  • I love your shoes. ...
  • That color looks great on you. ( ...
  • I like your new haircut.

How do you appreciate someone's presence in your life? ›

To avoid that and show appreciation in a way that makes someone feel valued and important, there are a few things you can do.
  1. Be specific. ...
  2. Include how they helped you. ...
  3. Make it personal. ...
  4. Thank them out of the blue. ...
  5. Give them something. ...
  6. Brag on them to someone else. ...
  7. Say it clearly: “You are appreciated.”
Sep 27, 2022

How do you use positive attitude in a sentence? ›

Examples of 'positive attitude' in a sentence
  1. You have a positive attitude and can focus on your strengths to get to grips with something difficult. ...
  2. My positive attitude to the role of the third sector is justified and realistic. ...
  3. You have a positive attitude that makes you good company.

What are positive thoughts examples? ›

Here are some examples of future-focused positive thoughts:
  • “It's all going to turn out fine.”
  • “I can't wait to go to that event next week.”
  • “I will continue to work toward my goals, so I know that my future is going to be great.”
Dec 3, 2020

What are the five positive words describe personality? ›

Let's now have a look at these adjectives to describe people and their characters with positive vibes:
  • Adaptable.
  • Adventurous.
  • Amarous.
  • diligent.
  • Humble.
  • Courageous.
  • Efficient.
  • Enchanting.
Jun 10, 2019

How do you give a deep compliment? ›

How to Give Sincere Compliments
  1. Link your compliment to something you genuinely feel.
  2. Then, think about why you appreciate that quality.
  3. Be authentic and specific, not hyperbolic.
  4. Done right, even seemingly superficial compliments can make someone's day.
  5. Compliment your favorite traits in your romantic partner.
Jun 28, 2019

How do you compliment someone in one word? ›

45 Great One-Word Compliments to Make Someone's Day
  1. Authentic.
  2. Bold.
  3. Calm.
  4. Gorgeous.
  5. Beautiful.
  6. Wise.
  7. Phenomenal.
  8. Humble.
Jan 19, 2023

How do you respond to a compliment in a text? ›

Include the word “thanks” in a short and sweet response.
  1. “Aw thank you! The people around me must be wondering why I'm smiling so big at my phone.”
  2. “Thanks! It makes me so happy you feel that way.”
  3. “Thank you, that means a lot to me.”
  4. “Aw thanks. That's really sweet.”
  5. “That's really kind of you to say! Thank you!”


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