Genuine compliments cost nothing and they create more than warm fuzzies. When people receive a compliment, it triggers the same reward centers in the brain as sex and releases a boost of dopamine that activates the cerebral cortex.
It’s like a neurological mini orgasm that makes the brain feel better and work better.
From a neurological perspective, making a conscious effort to notice positive attributes in others and then express them specifically and sincerely actually counteracts the brain’s natural tendency to focus on the bad stuff.
Click on the video to learn more about what happens in someone's brain - and your own brain - when you share a compliment!
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