"Hey OMG I love your shoes! Where did you get them?" Flattery (also called adulation or blandishment) is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject. People say that flattery can get you places, that the "Art of Flattery will get you everywhere." But sometimes, some of the compliments you give or get could be insincere. So where do we draw the line? Is flattery good or bad? Are you susceptible to it? And, moreover, how far do you think you can go with a little bit of flattery? Inspiration from this article: Andrew O'Connell writes in the Harvard Business Review, "Why Flattery is Effective"