Flattery , from Latin flattery , is the flattering action and effect (Do or say what is believed to please another). Flattery is usually interested, with the intention of obtaining some kind of benefit or recognition. For example: "Mariano remains firm with the adulation for the chief to appoint him supervisor", “The prizes are distributed by merit: I'm not interested in flattery”, "The adulation paid off and the woman ended up hiring the young man".
It is important to establish, in addition to everything stated so far, that flattery is an action that has existed since ancient times. So much so that we can find endless ways to represent it although two are the most common and known:
• As a person who is kissing the feet of another because of the fact that this action has a positive impact on who does it.
• As a very elegant woman who is playing a flute while a large number of bees fly around her, showing her stingers.
The kings of History throughout the world are some of the characters that have been seen and are most flattered by a multitude of citizens, either by mere inertia or as a way to obtain some kind of benefit from them.
Flattery, also known as flattery , is a praise affected that is not linked to respect or to the congratulation for real merit. Yes one person He crosses the street with a soccer player and tells him that he admires him for his talent, it is not a flattery, but a sincere phrase and an affectionate greeting. On the other hand, if a subject tells a friend that he considers him a great person who is characterized by his solidarity because he is waiting for this friend to invite him to eat at his house, we are facing a flattery since the supposed praise is a ruse for Sensitize others.
We must also know that there are various types of flattery, although they all share their essence. Specifically, among the most significant are the following:
• Malicious or harmful. It is the one that is realized not only by an individual for his own benefit but also by hiding an evil and perverse purpose.
• Safe. It is the one that is carried out without any kind of bad intention, quite the opposite, with the clear objective that the flattened person can be the beneficiary himself. A clear example of this is when the teacher flaunts a specific student to improve his motivation and thus study more and can perform much more in class.
Typically, the grossest examples of adulation take place in the high spheres of power. The monarchs, the presidents and the leaders usually have flatterers who pass by listing their virtues, with the aim of gaining the favor of those who rule. The flatterer believes that, having the sympathy of the powerful, he will take it into account for the distribution of gifts or, at least, to avoid possible punishments.