What do you say back when someone called you his or her favorite person? You must have your ideas, based on how you feel toward the person talking to you.
This statement is an endearment term and responses impulsively consider how the speaker feels toward the person saying the compliment.
Other things that are considered are the message you intend to pass, what the other person may mean, and how you want him or her feel.
In response, you can say ‘YOU are my favorite person’. The idea behind this response is explained in the heart of the article, along with 19 other responses compiled to fit several situations.
20 Best Responses to “My Favorite Person”
- That’s sweet.
- Who else could it be if not me?
- So there are others?
- I wish.
- Hmm… That makes me smile.
- Tell me more.
- I’ve heard this so many times that I’ve lost count
- That’s why you leave me hanging.
- Clearly, I am.
- I’ll take that… I don’t believe you though.
- How sweet would it be if that were true?
- YOU are my favorite person
- You have no inkling how much I’ve wanted to hear that
- You’re lying through your teeth.
- You’re good at this, aren’t you?
- I’m not.
- Easy to say… I can say it too.
- You have been blocked. You can’t reply to this message.
- I would say the same for you… but I don’t lie.
- I love you.
You probably already thought of this response. When a person compliments you, he or she expects you to smile and respond fairly.
There are cases when the person may want a more vibrant response but that is dependent on how he or she feels about you.
You can give this response if the compliment is coming from your friend. This shows that you appreciate the compliment.
You can say this when you are sure that he or she doesn’t mean anything more than the friendship you already share. If he or she wants more from you, then this response may not do.
Who else could it be if not me?
One of the cool ways to respond to a compliment is to claim it like you already know it. This may sound weird and arrogant in some contexts so you may want to be a bit careful with how you use it.
By asking this rhetorical question, you are claiming that you are the person’s favorite person and no other person can be if not you.
This will not sound proud because it has to do with the other person’s feelings about you. It is similar to saying ‘who else could you love if not me?’
While this statement also embraces the endearment term, it doesn’t sound proud unlike saying ‘Of course, I am the most beautiful person around here.’
So there are others?
It is not advisable to put hell on your spouse. This should not go unsaid, considering how many relationships suffer for the simplest reasons similar to this one.
Asking this question and meaning it will be very weird and you may just turn your lover off. This happens in many relationships but it is not the plan here. We are borrowing the idea to play a joke.
When your spouse or lover says you are his or her favorite, you can ask this question and make sure you are not seeming too serious.
He or she will be amused by the question before correcting the statement. After this, you can give him or her a hug and respond genuinely. You can pick any genuine response from this list.
Come to think of it, why would you be your spouse’s favorite person if there is no other person? Question for another day.
What do you wish for? ‘Wish’ is not used in the same way as its English meaning here.
When a person says ‘I wish’, it is usually to show doubt towards what another person has said. It may also be used to refer to what a person desires,
This statement implies that you don’t believe what a person has said but you wish it were true.
When you say ‘I wish’ as a response to this statement, you are implying that you don’t believe what he or she has said to you.
You can say this if you are talking to your lover who you think may not be putting you first. You don’t have to say this to a mere friend.
Hmm… That makes me smile
Here is a mild response. There are cases when you don’t need to respond excitedly. You just have to show that you appreciate what has been said to you.
The use of ‘hmm’ may sound like you don’t believe it or you just didn’t think so. The additional clause shows that you believe it and you appreciate it.
You can say this to a mere friend or a lover with whom you are just starting a relationship. However, you may want to employ a more romantic response when talking to your lover.
Tell me more
Many people say ‘Tell me more’ but less than 10% of them actually want you to say anything else. ‘Tell me more’ is supposed to mean what it sounds like, that is to want to hear more of what another person is saying.
However, the clause is similar to saying ‘Tell me more lies’ or ‘Tell me more jokes’.
In other words, this clause is only used when you doubt what a person is saying to you. You can say this to a friend whom you think is only making the statement to get your assistance.
You can also say this to a person who is just trying to woo you.
I’ve heard this so many times I’ve lost count
Of course, everyone can’t like the same things or see the same things in the same way. When you are making this statement, you are implying that some people have also called you their favorite.
Note that this does not have to be honest when you are giving the response.
You can simply give this response to a person wooing you to show that you are not impressed by the statement.
You may even be implying that he or she is not the first to take a stab at winning you over.
That’s why you leave me hanging.
It is okay to say you don’t believe the person’s claims. It is even better to show why you are refusing to believe the person’s claims.
Not everyone who calls you their favorite actually believes so. They may just see you like every other person whom they only care about after receiving massive help.
You can say why you think you really are not the person’s favorite person. The person should not leave you hanging if he or she really values you so much.
However, the person may actually be honest and there may be an explanation for the moments you were left hanging.
Clearly, I am
Here is another way to embrace the compliment that has been said to you. While the statement is a compliment, it is also an expression of how the person feels about you or how much he or she values you.
You can turn this compliment back to the person if he or she is your lover.
If possible, you can flaunt proudly and talk of how he or she has been of great help to you. You will be showing that you recognize all the person has been doing for you and you will be indirectly appreciating everything.
I’ll take that… I don’t believe you though
You can say this to your friend who doesn’t seem to care at all. This response also shows that you don’t actually care about who is whose favorite and who isn’t.
The first statement accepts what your friend has said but doesn’t show great appreciation for it.
The second statement reveals your honest feelings about your friend’s comment. You are implying that you know the statement is not true but you still like to hear it.
How sweet would it be if that were true?
It is hard to appreciate something that is fake. It is hard to rejoice about information that is untrue. Similarly, it is hard to get excited by lies. It is definitely hard, especially when you know it is a lie.
You can ask this rhetorical question in response to the person’s statement. This implies that you actually like the statement but you will truly appreciate it if it were true.
In other words, you don’t believe it. It is like saying ‘I wish’.
YOU are my favorite person
Do you know how we say compliments in response to compliments? Similarly, we can respond to this statement with the same words.
Your facial expression and how you sound matter greatly when you say this statement so you don’t seem like you are merely mirroring the speaker.
Emphasize the YOU to sound different. With an emphasis on ‘YOU’, you are implying that the person is also your favorite and you mean it.
You have no inkling how much I’ve wanted to hear that
We have stated earlier that this statement is also an endearment term. Therefore, you can respond to it the same way you respond to other endearment terms like ‘I love you’.
This response implies that you have waited so long just go to him or her to say those words. It also shows how much you appreciate the statement.
This response will be making you seem interested in the person so you should only say this if you are truly interested in him or her.
You’re lying through your teeth
It is okay to point the lies out too and make it clear. By saying the person is lying through his or her teeth, you are implying that his or her statement is obviously untrue.
You may also say why you think he or she is lying but that may make you seem jealous of whoever you think the favorite person is.
You’re good at this, aren’t you?
This question will not be understood at first. Good at what? You can choose to ask this question first before pointing out that he or she keeps trying to lie.
You may also ask this question if you think the person is just trying to woo you.
You can deny this statement when you are sure that the person is not being honest. This statement is blunt and will not require any explanation or further statements.
It may also sound dismissive but it will be clear that you don’t believe what the person has said to you.
Easy to say… I can say it too.
Here is another way to doubt what the person has said to you. If the person is trying to woo you, you can respond with this.
This response shows that you don’t believe but it doesn’t reject the person. You can say this if you are interested in the person without giving in easily.
You have been blocked. You can’t reply to this message.
Endearment messages can seem very creepy when they are coming from people we are not interested in. When it’s getting too much, you can use the block button.
You can also send this message as a joke to your lover. Of course, it will be clear that you have not blocked him or her but the joke will be seen. You may have some explaining to do later though.
I would say the same for you… but I don’t lie.
Here is a blunt response that may sound like an insult. You are claiming that the person is not your favorite. This may seem uncalled for but you may want to say this in some situations.
You can say this if you are sure that he or she is just trying to deceive you into helping him or her out. You can also say this to a friend or a lover as a joke.
I love you
You should say this to your lover or your spouse and give him or her a hug. That is another proper response when your lover calls you his or her favorite person.