Flattery Will Get You Somewhere

Flattery is a display of admiration and respect for someone or for what they did. It is an excessive gratification or praise. It actually makes someone feel good about themselves when they receive flattering remakes. But flattery has its pros and cons, mostly pros but there will always be cons.


  • It can make you feel good about yourself. Receiving admiration directed towards you may boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. It helps a person ease his/her worries about himself whenever he/she hears flattery remarks.
  • It can be a bridge to a better relationship. Flattery can somehow equate to compliments. And receiving compliments may help build a healthy and better relationship. Hearing flattery remarks once in a while can help a relationship be further strengthened as it is a show of appreciation for the other person.


  • Excessive flattery remarks can lead to insult. Some people use flattery remarks to insult someone. Excessive use of flattery remarks can be a form of insult that can hurt someone so we should be careful of giving flattery remarks.
  • It can also be used as a form of sarcasm. Excessive use of flattery remarks may show off to be sarcasm. Some people are full of greed with what they see in others so they tend to be sarcastic. This can also hurt the person who will receive and interpret the remarks not as flattery but as sarcastic remarks.

So in conclusion, flattery will get you somewhere. Either good or bad. It’s up to you how it results in that. Flattery may result in a person being able to regain their self-confidence but it can also be an instrument for the person to lose their self-confidence. So be careful, words are powerful and they can greatly impact someone’s way of thinking.

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Elaine Abesamis

Elaine Marie I. Abesamis is currently a Senior High school student at Far Eastern University. During her elementary years until now, she is a consistent honor student. Apart from that, she has also a passion dedicated to writing. She joined the school publication in her Junior High school and served as a contributor there for the Feature, Science and Health, and Editorial Page. She is also a former member of the current senior high school’s Official Publication. She also has experience from joining various competitions and winning some of those. Moreover, she has also attended several trainings, workshops, and seminars for writing workshops. Apart from writing, she is also fond of reading which makes her vocabulary extend that can help her in writing. She expresses herself well through writing especially in essays and poems. She had also the experience of being a proofreader from an author and she also joined some organizations as a content writer for those.