Compliments are great. Can’t get enough of them. But not all compliments are created equally. In fact, there are some compliments you’d just be better off avoiding altogether. Not only is it really, really easy for people to take them as insults, they make you sound like kind of an asshole. After all, passive-aggressive sniping is the true national pastime, and so you can never quite tell if someone is actually trying to be nice, or if they deserve a right hook to the jaw. And so, just because we take our role as educators seriously, here are nine compliments that are actually kind of insulting.

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