It’s nice to be complimented by people we care about—even if we don’t always know how to comfortably receive the gesture.
There are plenty of compliments you can use to make someone feel great about themselves, but certain ones can be more appropriate than others. Depending on the scenario, the compliment you give can either drive home your admiration for someone . . . or make things a little awkward.
To ensure the compliment you’re giving hits home in the way you intended, make it personal so the recipient feels extra special. After all, giving a good compliment releases oxytocin in your brain, making you feel good, too. Also, if you want to be really safe, keep your compliments focused on something about your recipient’s personality or accomplishments, not their appearance.
If you’re searching for the best compliment that shows genuine appreciation, here are 75 compliments to use when you want to say something nice.
1 Your positivity is infectious.
2 You should be so proud of yourself.
3 You’re amazing!
4 You’re a true gift to the people in your life.
5 You’re an incredible friend.
6 I really appreciate everything that you do.
7 You inspire me to be a better person.
8 Your passion always motivates me.
9 Your smile makes me smile.
10 Thank you for being such a great person.
11 The way you carry yourself is truly admirable.
12 You are such a good listener.
13 You have a remarkable sense of humor.
14 Thanks for being you!
15 You set a great example for everyone around you.
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16 I love your perspective on life.
17 Being around you makes everything better.
18 You always know the right thing to say.
19 The world would be a better place if more people were like you!
20 You are one of a kind.
21 You make me want to be the best version of myself.
22 You always have the best ideas.
23 I’m so lucky to have you in my life.
24 Your capacity for generosity knows no bounds.
25 I wish I were more like you.
26 You are so strong.
27 I’ve never met someone as kind as you are.
28 You have such a great heart.
29 Simply knowing you has made me a better person.
30 You are beautiful inside and out.
31 You are so special to everyone you know.
32 Your mere presence is reassuring to me.
33 Your heart must be 10 times the average size.
34 You are my favorite person to talk to.
35 You’ve accomplished so many incredible things.
36 I appreciate your friendship more than you can know.
37 I love how you never compromise on being yourself.
38 I tell other friends how wonderful you are.
39 You helped me realize my own worth.
40 Your point of view is so refreshing.
41 You always make me feel welcome.
42 You deserve everything you’ve achieved.
43 I am so proud of your progress.
44 I’m lucky just to know you.
45 You are so down to earth.
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46 You know just how to make my day!
47 You spark so much joy in my life.
48 Your potential is limitless.
49 You have a good head on your shoulders.
50 You are making a real difference in the world.
51 You’re so unique.
52 You are wise beyond your years.
53 You’re worthy of all the good things that come to you.
54 Your parents must be so proud.
55 How did you learn to be so great?
56 Never stop being you!
57 No one makes me laugh harder than you do.
58 You inspire me in so many different ways.
59 You continue to impress me.
60 You make the small things count.
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61 You’re a constant reminder that people can be good.
62 I admire the way that you challenge me.
63 You make me see things in an entirely new way.
64 Thanks for always being there for me.
65 You are a ray of sunshine.
66 You have the courage of your convictions.
67 On a scale of one to ten, you’re an eleven.
68 You’re incredibly thoughtful.
69 You have the best ideas.
70 You’re the most perfect ‘you’ there is.
71 You are the epitome of a good person.
72 You always know how to find the silver lining.
73 You’re the person that everyone wants on their team.
74 I always learn so much when I’m around you.
75 Is there anything you can’t do!?
Don’t shy away from giving someone a great compliment. Finding nice things to say to someone will make you feel happier, too. Kindness is infectious, so spread around those compliments today and watch as positivity blossoms.