20 Kind Compliments That Don’t Involve Looks
How do you inspire, motivate or show a little extra love to the people in your life? Sharing kind compliments that come from the heart is a sure-fire way to express admiration, while igniting confidence in another person. It is vital, however, to be intentional about what we place value on and highlight, as these words can have a long-term impact.
Defaulting to “you look so nice!” or “what a cute outfit!” is a commonplace practice when it comes to greeting or engaging with family or friends. While it’s certainly not negative to compliment a new haircut or pair of sneakers, these compliments place priority on appearance over much more important qualities and attributes. Some people also feel uncomfortable or objectified during these instances. With the high (and frankly, unrealistic) pressures of social media and popular culture, it is critical for girls to know that their external looks do not define them or their worth.
Inside every person is a uniqueness, talent and passion that is worth celebrating. It’s easy to say, “You look great!” but how much more meaningful is, “Your compassion inspired me to keep going”?! The latter compliment is twice as powerful and places priority on what really matters. Check our list of 20 kind compliments that don’t involve looks!