You Need To Give Your Man More Compliments — Here's How
He might not say so, but he really wants to hear what you think about him.
Learning how to compliment a guy on his personality is a vital part of keeping a relationship healthy.
Men love getting compliments. It’s just not that obvious because they’ve have been conditioned by society to give compliments, not look for them. Some men aren’t even aware of their need for words of affirmation, which is why so many men don’t feel valued by their partners.
The fact is that everyone needs to be affirmed and encouraged, especially by their loved ones. This boosts your partner’s self-esteem — which is always good for your relationship’s health.
But giving your man can feel awkward, especially when you’re not used to doing it. How exactly do you compliment a guy on his personality? On his looks? On his abilities?
Here are some pointers you should keep in mind.
1. Be sincere.
Most people can smell a fake compliment from a mile away, and they can make your man feel worse about himself if he thinks you need to lie through your teeth to say something nice about him. And don’t use compliments to manipulate him or to merely stroke his ego. They’ll only be effective if the person giving and receiving them really believes in them.
2. Pay attention to his efforts.
Acknowledging the work your man puts into your relationship shows gratitude and makes him feel valued as a partner. For example, you could thank him for fixing your computer or helping you assemble that bookshelf. You could even just thank him for taking care of you. Let him know that you see his efforts and that you value them — and him.
3. Praise his talents.
Guys love feeling capable and smart, so pay attention to the things he’s good at, or topics he’s knowledgeable about, and make him feel good about it. It could be anything from his great memory to his ability to his sense of humour.
4. Compliment his appearance.
One common misconception about men is that they don’t care about their appearance. Now, they might not talk about their physical insecurities as much as women, but they do care about how they look. When you think his outfit looks good, tell him so. Do you love his smile? Make sure he knows that, and he’ll feel great about himself.
What do you think of these tips on how to compliment a guy on his personality and looks?