Topic 3 Promoting interpersonal intelligence to create positive relationships

3.1. How to give and receive compliments

  • The way you react to a compliment says a lot about how you value yourself. In general, for people with good self-esteem, being complimented on a job well done or being admired by others is a positive experience. It makes them feel accepted by others and increases their sense of well-being. However, for those with low self-esteem it does not have the same effect, they feel ashamed and look for ways to escape the situation. This is because the comment contradicts their view of themselves.
  • When receiving compliments:
    • Do not play it down
    • Do not question it
    • Do not give it back
    • Do not deny it
    • Say thank you

3.2. Assertiveness: How to express opinions and complaints

  • Assertiveness is the ability of people to express their emotions and opinions appropriately, without aggressiveness and in an honest way.
  • Assertiveness is a skill that can be trained, and furthermore, practicing assertiveness makes a person feel more self-confident, increases confidence and self-esteem.

3.3. Recognition of the personal qualities and the ones in others

  • It is very important that you recognize your qualities and achievements without shame, without belittling yourself because it is a simple way to increase your self-esteem.
  • If you recognize and accept all that you have good, you can enhance it.