Good, because I'm not comfortable buttering someone up and stroking their ego all the time especially when they stroke their own. Credit where credit is due though, I fine with that.
Constructive criticism...you think??? Somehow I'd tread very carefully there, I've picked that up. Our family are always cooking and we offer constructive criticism all the time to each other and it's always taken a little offensively...he's a chef, I can imagine me telling him it needs a little more flavor or something is missing...dont think he'd talk to me again somehow!!