These Are the Compliments That Women Really Want to Hear

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Ever wonder which compliments mean the most to the women in your life? I wanted to go straight to the source, so I asked 11 women just that. And their answers?

Are perfection.

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Sheila McCraith is the author of Yell Less, Love More: How The Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids and How You Can Too and creator of The Orange Rhino Challenge, a blog dedicated to helping others yell less.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “I can really tell how hard you're working, and you're doing a good job.”

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Abby Heugel is a magazine editor by day and a humor blogger and writer by night who runs mental marathons in yoga pants and documents her brilliant insights on her personal blog, Abby Has Issues.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “You're kind.”

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Patrice Bendig is a 25-year-old writer and multimedia content creator on a mission to connect with readers through the art of personal storytelling. She blogs at Quarter Life Writings.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “I love to be around you.”

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Nicki Brunner is an Art Director + Wife + Mom of two who thrives on creativity, responsibility, designing, writing, and finding joy in the little things. You can find her on her personal blog, MinneMama Adventures.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “You're such a good mom.”

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Rebecca Einstein Schorr is a rabbi, essayist, editor, and life wrangler finding meaning in the sacred and not-yet-sacred intersections of daily life on This Messy Life.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “You have a great smile.”

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Shaun Strohmer writes about books, history, and computer viruses while homeschooling, raising daughters, and biking with her husband. She blogs at What Real World?.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “Someone truly seeing a part of me that not everyone notices, like ‘I love to listen to you sing,' or ‘Those are the funkiest shoes.' “

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Jamie Krug is a writer, mother, wife, blogger, and regular contributor to Scary Mommy, the Huffington Post, and BabyCenter.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “What wonderfully empathetic, confident, and friendly children you have.”

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Missy Berggren is a marketing pro by day and a blogger by night at Marketing Mama.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “You made a positive difference in my life.”

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Natalie Hoage is a mommy, writer, wannabe chef, and wine drinker at Mommy of a Monster & Twins.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “What would I do without you?”

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Jenni Chiu is a blogger and vlogger who contributes to various sites but spends most of her time at MommyNaniBooboo.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “You make my life better.”

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Arnebya Herndon is a Washington, DC, parent who blogs at Arnebya.

The compliment she'd most like to hear is “You always make me laugh just when I need it.”

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These Are the Compliments That Women Really Want to Hear

Galit Breen is the bestselling author of Kindness Wins, a simple guide to teaching your child to be kind online; the TEDx Talk, “Raising a digital kid without having been one”; the online course Raise Your Digital Kid™; and the Facebook group The Savvy Parents Club. She believes you can get your child a phone and still create a grass-beneath-their-bare-feet childhood for them. Galit’s writing has been featured on The Huffington Post; The Washington Post; Buzzfeed; TIME; and more. She liv ... More

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