Flattery at Work?

What is flattery? According to the M-W dictionary Flattery is define as “praise that is not sincere”. Some people may think flattery is the key for climbing up the ladder fast; however, in reality flattery can only get you but so far. Let’s be honest here, when you hear your coworker complimenting your boss by saying “have you lost weight? You look amazing” and you think to yourself that’s a lame move, especially when there’s a new positioning opening up in a couple of weeks and your boss have clearly gained weight (eye roll). If your boss don’t catch on then he/she is really naive; or in other cases they like to hear lies that boost their ego.


Now I have to admit, receiving compliments can really boost your ego. However on the down side, someone can always call your bluff. Now of course flattery can get you pretty far if your at a bar, club, or even at the mall; I would not recommend anyone to depend on flattery being your primary source to climb the ladder in a work place. With that being said, leave the flattery at social gatherings outside the work place.



About ChristinaDemerisVlog

Welcome to my blog, I'm a person who blogs about anything that comes to mind. I enjoy writing my thoughts into poems; I'm trying out a new thing "living by faith and not by sight" and I hope I can inspire someone out there to live the same way. I'm a daughter, sister, best friend, and coworker to the most wonderful people I have ever met! I have an obsession with cats and Oreo's maybe because my cat was white and black haha ;). I enjoy exploring new things, meeting new people, trying new dishes and enjoying life. I follow my own theory "you only get one life, so make it count". You can't live your life for others, you have to live it for yourself because in the end, you'll have regret! Christina Demeris
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2 Responses to Flattery at Work?

  1. gc says:

    Bravo. Great minds think alike. Not flattery but fact. 🙂


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