I have to admit that I am one of those people who becomes uncomfortable when someone says positive things about my work. Of course I do want to get feedback to know how I’ve done, and I prefer positive feedback over the alternative. For me, I like to hear someone say something specific about the work rather than some comment about me.
For instance I prefer: “I really liked the idea you had for implementing OBM as a participative initiative rather than a management-driven process.”
This is not as good for me: “The idea for implementing OBM as a participative rather than a management-driven initiative was brilliant. You’re very creative.”