If it’s true it ain’t bragging!
I’ve taken note that when I compliment someone in my art class on their drawing they immediately “put it down”. They curl up their nose, or point out what they think they didn’t draw well or worse .. . .
(I recognize this reaction from my own teen-age years – if you acknowledged you did a good job it was considered bragging, boasting and not showing humility.)
I’ve been training my fellow art students that no matter what they think, don’t put down my perception. Just smile and say THANK YOU.