Flattery is the worst drug of all for some people. (Dr. Henry Cloud, self-help author)

Everyone likes to hear kind things said about them. But Dr. Cloud warns: “Don’t get addicted to hearing only what you want to hear.” Flattery can be dangerous. It is excessive and insincere praise, especially when given to further one’s own interests. Beware of a person’s motive when you receive excessive praise. Be realistic about your own value.

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment (Romans 12:3).