A conversation elsewhere on TypeC about compliments has led me to recalling incidents with various types in real life. The following people are real and their words are too. After reading them, think about what things in others tend to bring out your approval? And if you were to compliment someone on something how would it sound? Also, be sure to state your type. Here are following things each of these types has spoken to me, meaning them to be a compliment. Do they ring true to your type?
ISTJ (teacher) ...Thank you for being here early.
ISFJ (teacher)....I am impressed with your documentation.
ISFP (friend/acquaintance) ...I love it when you spend time with me.
INTP (cousin)...You're not ugly in that top.
INFP (close friend).....I hang out with you because you're not fake. I hate fake people.
ENTP (martial arts instructor/teacher/friend).....if I had your talent for making people like me, I could get them to do anything I wanted. You'd make the perfect assassin if you weren't genuinely sweet.
ENFJ(musician/artist/con-man)....thanks for making me look good up there tonight.
ENTJ (friend)....you told the truth up there tonight. You said exactly what I believe.
ESFP(teacher)...OMG...like that is the cutest outfit...ever.
ENFP (boss)....oh, that was so inspiring. I've just got so many ideas from it!
INTJ (grandmaster, martial arts) You looked hot in your regalia. (Was referring to seeing me at a pow-wow, came because I was there.)
ESTJ(INFP friend's husband) Damn, you look fine in those jeans. I don't mean nothin' by it. I just tell it like I see it.
ESFJ (teacher) thanks for being here, for being dependable.
ISTP (training partner, very close friend) I'm glad you hid my kniives in your purse. Thanks.
ESTP(sister) haha! Who'd have thought somebody could look good in such a crazy outfit?