100 Positivity-Boosting Compliments

Giving Compliments Makes You and Others Happier

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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 to 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:

  1. Your smile is contagious.
  2. You look great today.
  3. You're a smart cookie.
  4. I bet you make babies smile.
  5. You have impeccable manners.
  6. I like your style.
  7. You have the best laugh.
  8. I appreciate you.
  9. You are the most perfect you there is.
  10. You are enough.
  11. You're strong.
  12. Your perspective is refreshing.
  13. You're an awesome friend.
  14. You light up the room.
  15. You deserve a hug right now.
  16. You should be proud of yourself.
  17. You're more helpful than you realize.
  18. You have a great sense of humor.
  19. You've got all the right moves!
  20. Is that your picture next to "charming" in the dictionary??
  21. Your kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.
  22. You're all that and a super-size bag of chips.
  23. On a scale from 1 to 10, you're an 11.
  24. You are brave.
  25. Your insides are even more beautiful than your outside.
  26. You have the courage of your convictions.
  27. Your eyes are breathtaking.
  28. If cartoon bluebirds were real, a couple of 'em would be sitting on your shoulders singing right now.
  1. You are making a difference.
  2. You're like sunshine on a rainy day.
  3. You bring out the best in other people.
  4. Your ability to recall random factoids at just the right times is impressive.
  5. You're a great listener.
  6. How is it that you always look so great, even if you're in ratty pajamas??
  7. Everything would be better if more people were like you.
  1. I bet you sweat glitter.
  2. You were cool way before hipsters were cool.
  3. That color is perfect on you.
  4. Hanging out with you is always fun.
  5. That thing where you know when someone needs something? That's amazing.
  6. You smell really good.
  7. You may dance like no one's watching, but everyone's watching because you're mesmerizing.
  8. Being around you makes everything better.
  9. When you say, "I meant to do that," I totally believe you.
  10. When you're not afraid to be yourself, that's when you're incredible.
  11. Colors seem brighter when you're around.
  12. You're more fun than a ball pit filled with candy. (And seriously, wouldn't that be the most fun ever?)
  13. That thing you don't like about yourself is what makes you really interesting.
  14. You're wonderful.
  15. You have cute elbows. For real.
  16. Jokes are funnier when you tell them.
  17. You're better than a triple-scoop ice cream cone. With sprinkles.
  18. Your bellybutton is kind of adorable.
  19. Your hair looks stunning.
  20. You're one of a kind.
  21. You're inspiring.
  22. If you were a box of crayons, you'd be the big industrial name-brand one with a built-in sharpener.
  23. You should be thanked more often. Thank you.
  24. Our community is better because you're in it.
  25. Someone is getting through something hard right now because you've got their back. Nice work.
  1. You have the best ideas.
  2. You always know how to find that silver lining.
  3. Everyone gets knocked down sometimes; only people like you get back up again and keep going.
  4. You're a candle in the darkness.
  5. You're a great example to others.
  6. Being around you is like a happy little vacation.
  7. You always know just what to say.
  8. You're always learning new things and trying to better yourself. That's awesome.
  9. If someone based an Internet meme on you, it would have impeccable grammar.
  10. You could survive a zombie apocalypse.
  11. You're more fun than bubble wrap.
  12. When you make a mistake, you fix it.
  13. Who raised you? They deserve a medal for a job well done.
  1. You're great at figuring stuff out.
  2. Your voice is magnificent.
  3. The people you love are lucky to have you in their lives.
  4. You're like a breath of fresh air.
  5. You're gorgeous... and that's the least interesting thing about you, too.
  6. You're so thoughtful.
  7. Your creative potential seems limitless.
  8. Your name suits you to a T.
  9. You're irresistible when you blush.
  10. Actions speak louder than words, and yours tell an incredible story.
  11. Somehow you make time stop and fly all at the same time.
  12. When you make up your mind, nothing stands in your way.
  13. You seem to really know who you are.
  14. Any team would be lucky to have you on it.
  15. In high school, I bet you were voted "most likely to continue being awesome."
  16. I bet you do crossword puzzles in ink.
  17. Defenseless animals are drawn to you.
  18. If you were a scented candle they'd have to call it Perfectly Imperfect (and it would smell like summer).
  19. There's ordinary, and then there's you.
  20. You're someone's reason to smile.
  21. You're even better than a unicorn because you're real.
  22. How do you keep being so funny and making everyone laugh?
  23. You have a good head on your shoulders.
  24. You're really something special.
  25. Has anyone ever told you that you have great posture?
  26. The way you treasure your loved ones is incredible.
  27. You're a gift to those around you.

If you use all of these and need more, the Emergency Compliment Generator is always good for a smile. Start complimenting and find out for yourself how great it makes you feel.


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