As a person who creates, you’re bound to get feedback. Both good and bad.

But over the years I found that there’s a type of feedback that falls in a gray area between these two extremes. They’re called compliments. Although they’re usually well meaning, some can be deadly to one’s sense of self and productivity.

Over the next several blogs, I want to delve into dangerous compliments that can kill creativity, how to spot them and what to do with them. You can read the previous two posts here and here. I thought I’d end this thread with a compliment that sounds the most harmless.

Here’s #3: “You’re so talented.”

Why you may hear this: You accomplish something impressive with ease.

How to reply: Thank you.

Here are two in-depth articles that will give you more insight.

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