Flattery is an art. A famous sentence sums up the whole idea of flattery and it is—one catches more flies with a spoonful of honey than with twenty casks of vinegar. Sweet words and flattery exert captivating influence. Flattery can get mountains removed, stony-hearted melt ‘and impossibilities turn into possibilities. Money makes the mare go but flattery can steal a march on money.
Flattery is everybody’s weakness. Patronize a person and see the wonderful, results.’ Remember, flattery was on the verge of sending Birbal to the gallows. Flatterer hypnotizes the man and gets anything done out of him.
The art of flattery can be: cultivated but very carefully. For this a man should be tactful. The best way to flatter a man is by allowing him to talk tall and to weave his web of nonsense. Take care of one thing, do not interrupt or contradict him, Remember one thing more also. A hater of flattery stands flattered when told that he hates flattery.
Woman is more open to flattery than man. Call a woman a fairy and get your thing done.
Flattery is of two kinds—harmless and malicious. Oily Lounge or flattery used for selfish ends is malicious.
Flattery is generally disliked yet it is practiced. It guarantees success. A student flatters his teacher and gets high marks. Boss is pleased, promotion is handy. The greatest flatterer amongst us is a businessman. He always sides with the customer. Flattery can guarantee success. Why should we feel shy of being called a flatterer? If you cannot flatter or cannot be flattered, you are either a beast or a god. Long live flattery!
A flatterer should not be a backbiter. If he is, he will be caught sooner or later. So, flattery is a difficult track to tread on. Each step should be taken with extra care and caution.