What is flattery?

Tatyana Lyho
Tatyana Lyho
August 16, 2012
What is flattery?

So nice to be praised! How to distinguish a person is sincere with you or hypocrite? You are given a compliment that you have a beautiful dress, an amazing hairstyle - it is so nice. Maybe you should not think, with what feelings the compliment is made? And if this is flattery? Let's see what flattery is so that in the future it is wise to use our language without offending anyone.

Flattery or praise

Why do we talk briefly about praise before we know what flattery is? Because these concepts are very similar, but there is a difference. If praise reflects a person's true feelings, then flattery is an exaggerated praise, which is pronounced out of mercenary motives.

Speech speech has a hidden desire to win favor or to receive material gain. It seems that a person praises you, but his words are more likely to say that you are not as good as he is. His flattery creates an exaggerated opinion of others about his virtues. And sincere praise inspires, comes from the heart. People begin to value each other more, trying to achieve laudable goals.

Avoid flattery! Watch your speech and feelings, as flattering eloquence reveals your pride and arrogance, and with such people is uncomfortable in society.