i’ve learned to say “thanks” before dismissing or minimizing it. Like if someone compliments my clothes, I say “thanks, I got it for $2 at walmart”. I’ve learned to do the “right thing” but no, i don’t let it in.
i don’t believe i really know HOW to let it in.
i also don’t compliment others very often. i’ll compliment a good idea, or acknowledge something I really admire, but the more casual every day kind of compliments .. it just doesn’t dawn on me. I think more so because I don’t see the point. which ties directly back to not letting it in.