For me I have to admit Anja's right - Even though it's a struggle for me to praise others a lot (doesn't mean I don't admire them, though) I do really like getting "frequent and lavish praise." It can be a motivator for normal tasks, but more than that it will get you a lot of loyalty/willingness to do extra from me. (sounds pathetic)
And yeah, too much thinking out loud makes me confused. I tend to be such a "say it and follow through" person that I still have a hard time listening to one of my very N friends talk. She is constantly coming up with impractical ideas but I bite my tongue because I know she is just starting to think about it.