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As a teen, how can I better take a compliment?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Learn to take a compliment. Don’t be Teflon and bounce it back off you. Let it stick, by saying a simple “Thanks!” when someone gives you one. You don’t need to compliment them back, or anything else. Practice just the words “Thank you.” Your self-esteem will rise when you learn to let these unsolicited compliments stick.

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