- Appearance: "I like your outfit today!" or "You're very beautiful/handsome."
- Personality: "You have a good sense of humour." or "I like that you're open-minded and easy to talk to."
- Intelligence: "You're the smartest person I know." or "I admire that you take time to think things through."
And, yes, I do know there are more areas on which to compliment a person. But, out of these three, which one do you prefer to be complimented on?
Bonus points if you phrase the compliment the way you want to hear it.
- I prefer compliments about my appearance.Vote A
- I prefer compliments about my personality.Vote B
- I prefer compliments about my intelligence.Vote C
Most Helpful Guy
I'm totally sure about my intelligence
My personality pleases certain people, some are indifferent and others are upset, people with whom I do not make compatible simply do not interest me.
From my appearance I'm not so sure, so I like it more when they praise me for my appearance.
In any case, it depends on who praises you and the context.
If I start having deep feelings for a person I will prefer that person to stand out my personality.
Greetings and thanks for accepting my invitation :)1
Most Helpful Girl
I'd rank them like this: first personality, then intelligence, and lastly appearance.
For someone to compliment my personality, it means that they've taken the time to get to know me and really appreciate an aspect of who I am, to the point where they felt compelled to actually let me know. I'd consider that to be very high praise, even if the compliment itself is simple. Such as "you're a really caring person, I love how devoted you are to your friends and family and how you always think about them". Next I'd prefer to be complimented on my intelligence, because I do take pride in being as knowledgeable as I can be. And lastly, my appearance. I don't value compliments based on appearance very highly. They seem to be thrown around quite easily, even by strangers who don't really know you. These are also the types of compliments that are the most difficult to consider genuine. Is that guy complimenting my looks just because he wants to get into my pants? Is that girl saying I have pretty hair just because she's drunk out of her mind and she'd never even look at my hair when sober? And so on...2