8 Compliments Men Don’t Feel Good About

5. “You’re really serious.” A compliment for being earnest and responsible.

“It sounds like I have no personality.” Being serious is an important quality to have, but men don’t experience quite the same delight in this type of compliment. Try something like, “I can see you’re trustworthy and everyone depends on you.” This sounds much more personal, and he will appreciate your noticing his behind-the-scenes efforts.