There’s already a trick question in the title. Even though we give praise when it’s due, we find it hard to be on the receiving end.
If someone did well at work, the chances are the they’ll mumble something along the lines of “oh, it was nothing.”
Compliment someone’s attire and you’ll either get “this old thing?”-themed answer or a rundown on how little it cost.
Someone looks great and you say so? They’ll blush and mumble thanks.
I dare you, try it and see for yourself.
Because if they wouldn’t downplay the compliment, they’d be in danger of being perceived arrogant. It’s an intricate balance.