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"Talk about the last compliment you received."
Hmm. Probably the last compliment I received was on my outfit for our office Melbourne Cup party yesterday - I got a lot of positive comments about my dress and shoes, which was nice. It's always nice to receive compliments when I put effort in to an outfit.
I can't really think of a standout compliment I've received recently. I get little ones fairly regularly. I generally try to not be one of those people who practices false modesty - if I do something good, I'm proud of it, and I'll happily take a compliment. Something I've been working on though is my habit of justifying my compliments - if someone says "that was good work on that project", while I don't say, "oh thanks but it was really nothing", I do say, "thanks, I really tried to focus on meeting the criteria and while this aspect needs more work I think this part went really well" or whatever.
It's really hard to just say "thanks!". I think this is partly a female thing - we're always taught to be modest and self-effacing and so on, and it's a really hard habit to get out of.