It's all relative, in the end, and when Amy Grech is amassing compliments from the likes of Joel Sutherland and Nate Kenyon -- two accomplished authors of dark fiction -- she's certainly on the right path.
Sincere compliments from a coworker or a boss are nice, but outrageous flattery is often an attempt to draw you into a sociopath's snare.
So I learned that giving compliments is a great way to change the world!
She got alot of compliments from the guys and from the wardens, and I hope that she will want to continue.
TBD's Jenny Rogers collected the best faint praise and back-handed compliments from the press conference.
I realized this past week one of the things that bothers me so much about this whole “getting hit on” conundrum … First, it makes you uncomfortable – even the nicest least aggressive of compliments is quite frankly weird and uncomfortable, and immediately makes you feel like a sex object rarther than a person.
The problem with lyrical realism is that it wants to be "observant" of reality (think of that most sought-after of compliments from a reviewer that the Author is Very Observant) but really what even the best of it achieves is not usually recognizable as "real."
The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein compliments Bush's "political courage" in addressing the issue in this manner.