I've always loathed the concept of fishing for compliments. It's like, are you seriously trying to get me to unnaturally compliment you? Fuck off. When I was young, and now, if I did something I felt was worthy of praise, I would just say "Look what I did, isn't it GREAT! I KNOW!" That way, they can laugh at me if I obviously have nothing to be proud of, and they can laugh at me if I do.