Do You Shoot Down Compliments?


Some Reasons Why You Can't Accept Praise

Women lawyers listen up!

Are you quick to fend off flattery no matter who it comes from?

You may be what experts call a "compliment-carper;" you simply can not accept kind words.

There are number of reasons why. According to body image expert Leslie Goldman, MPH, many women are taught that they should be modest and humble. They are worried that accepting praised could make them appear arrogant. "So, we downplay out strengths and accentuate our weaknesses," says Goldman.

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