I agree with the statement that the less often we pay compliments, the more value they have for the recipient. I am not sure, though, if two compliments given per day is a lot… One thing’s for sure – I give more compliments than I receive.
I always try to weigh my words, so the compliments I pay never escape my attention. This week I put down in writing everything in detail including gender and category. I was also happy with three compliments on the Dear Data project 🙂
My main goal was to discern the compliments paid and received. This week, unlike the others, I did not have a clear idea on how to visualize the data. Probably I will not hear any compliments for this postcard 😉
This is my first Dear Data week. I am happy to start with compliments!
This week made me realize that I pay more compliments to my colleagues than to my friends and close family (excluding my 3-year-old daughter that I am trying to support with good words every day). The first conclusion is positive and quite expected, as I work in a team where we truly appreciate each other’s daily work. The second conclusion (not enough compliments given to my closest ones) is something I will try to work on in the future. Positive comments are sometimes so obvious that I forget to say them out loud…
I created a Google Sheet that I updated after each compliment (paid or received). I collected data on names, occasions, time of the day etc.
The final version of my postcard is quite far from the first sketches (and the original idea I had in my mind for the last few days). I eventually decided that my main point was to see the discrepancy between compliments paid and received. The other layers were people (colours) and general topics (icons).