Have you wondered how to correctly respond when a person says ‘I needed to hear that’? You don’t have to wonder anymore. Here are the best answers you’ll get.
Before we talk about a good response to the statement, we have to recognize the meaning of the statement and what it replies to
‘I needed to hear that’ is usually a response to a compliment or advice, used to show that a person is happy with what someone else has said.
20 Best Replies to “I Needed To Hear That”
- You’re welcome
- No, you didn’t.
- Sure, it’s nothing
- It’s obvious, isn’t it?
- My pleasure
- Well, it couldn’t go without saying.
- You think so?
- I meant that. I’m sure everyone feels the same.
- I hope you put it to good use
- Now, pay for it.
- I’m happy to knock some sense into your head
- That’s what I’m here for; to provide for people’s needs.
- I wish something similar could be said to me too
- Why do you care what people think?
- You’ll hear it from everyone. Give it time.
- I guess you owe me now.
- I could have said it earlier.
- Are you being modest?
- I could be joking… I’m not though.
‘I needed to hear that’ can be seen as another way to say ‘Thank you’. In some cases, the person may even just add ‘thank you’.
Whether the person says literal appreciation or not, this shows that what you said earlier is appreciated by the person. What you said earlier is most likely a compliment or friendly advice.
You can consider replying with ‘You are welcome’. This means you are acknowledging that you have done him or her a favor.
It is usually said in response to ‘thank you’ but you can just use this to respond to any expression of gratitude. This statement is one.
No, you didn’t
After saying a compliment to a person, the person can smile and say how much he or she needed to hear it.
This is a statement that is often used to show modesty. It also shows appreciation but most people may respond to compliments this way because they don’t truly believe the compliment.
By saying this, you are implying that no one needs to say the compliment, and your friend doesn’t need to hear it to believe it.
You may want to explain this to him or her. Say that the compliment you said is the truth and cannot be changed by what people choose to say or not say.
Sure, it’s nothing
Here is another way of saying ‘no problem’. You can respond to ‘thank you’ with this. It implies that you had no trouble or stress with helping out or doing whatever the other person is showing gratitude for.
You can say this as a response to ‘I needed to hear that’ if you had said a compliment earlier. However, this response is not recommended.
You should not say this because it may seem like you only said the compliment just to make the person feel better.
The person’s statement suggests that you may not truly mean the compliment and your response has to show you actually mean what you’re saying.
You can say this if you gave a piece of advice earlier. In that case, you are simply saying you found no big deal in giving a piece of advice to your friend.
It’s obvious, isn’t it?
You can use this response in boosting the compliment you said earlier or you could use it as a show of modesty after giving a piece of advice.
It’s normal for people to doubt when compliments are said to them. Not everyone believes that they look good or that they sound great so when you compliment them on their astonishing qualities, they just can’t help but doubt.
You can help discard the person’s doubts by saying this. This will not only be taking away doubt but also taking the flattering effect of your compliment up a notch.
Note that you shouldn’t just say this. While it really is a compliment, it can also be viewed as lengthened sarcasm.
You can keep a serious face while saying this. Better still, show how obvious it really is.
‘My pleasure’ is what you say in response to ‘Thank you’. The saying however was simply coined to mean ‘it was my pleasure’, that is you were totally comfortable with doing whatever you are being thanked for.
The phrase can be a response to any form of appreciation, even if there is no mention of the word ‘thanks’.
Since we have pointed out ‘I needed to hear that’ as an appreciation of what someone else has said, you can always introduce this as a response.
Well, it couldn’t go without saying
Here is another nice suggestion to amplify the effect of what you said earlier. This response implies that what you said earlier was a must for you to say.
If you had said a compliment earlier, you are implying that the compliment was too obvious to ignore and you just had to say it.
You also may have given a piece of advice earlier. This response implies that it was necessary to give the advice.
You are indirectly saying the advice is a necessary one for your friend to adhere to.
‘Any time’, like ‘my pleasure’, is a response usually given to ‘Thanks’ but can respond to all forms of appreciation.
When you say this phrase, you are implying that you can be called on at any time and you will be willing to help or do whatever you did again.
This may not sound quite well as a response if you had given advice earlier but it is very okay to use. In that case, you would be implying that you will always be there to give your friend a piece of advice.
You think so?
You wonder how this question works? Here is what you should say if you think the person should be more confident in himself or herself.
The person may have said ‘I needed to hear that’ as a show of reassurance from the compliments you said. However, you may not support the idea because you believe the compliment doesn’t need to be said.
After asking this question, you can repeat the compliment and prove why he or she doesn’t need to hear it to believe it.
I meant that. I’m sure everyone feels the same.
Say this if you have said this as a compliment. While ‘I needed to hear that’ is a form of assurance, it unveils the speaker’s existing doubts about his or her look or whatever part you have said compliments on.
A person may not really doubt you but he or she may suspect that others don’t feel the same.
By saying this, you are showing that you didn’t say the compliment to simply soothe the person’s doubts or make him or her smile.
You only said the compliment because it was a fact that no one can deny.
I hope you put it to good use
Say this if you gave an important piece of advice earlier. By saying ‘I needed to hear that’, the speaker has already shown appreciation and true value for the piece of advice you gave.
This makes this suggested response unnecessary but you may feel the need to say this if you are talking to a forgetful person.
While some people may truly appreciate certain pieces of advice, they may forget or just feel too lazy to put them to use.
While this statement doesn’t force him or her to take your advice, you may still have to say it. At the end of the day, you can remind him or her that you gave this warning.
Now, pay for it.
Add this as a joke after giving a compliment or a piece of advice. The person probably believes your compliment or not.
You can say this joke to put a wider smile on his or her face. Then you can emphasize the compliment you said or the advice you gave.
I’m happy to knock some sense into your head
When you ‘knock sense’ into the head of a person, you corrected him or her from making a bad decision or going the wrong way.
This strictly has to do with a piece of advice. If you gave a piece of advice to the person, you can say this in response to his or her appreciation.
This is similar to saying ‘I’m happy to help’. You can also choose to say you’re happy to help. Giving a valuable piece of advice is a way of helping.
That’s what I’m here for; providing for people’s needs
This is another joke that accepts the appreciation with arms open wide. This is similar to saying ‘It’s what I do’ when a person thanks you for helping out.
It may sound like pride but it doesn’t have to be. You can try not to look proud though.
This works fine if what you gave was a compliment. You may also repeat the compliment you said earlier while wearing a serious expression so the compliment is not also assumed to be a joke.
This also works fine if you gave a piece of advice. You don’t need to repeat it since a piece of advice is always meant to be taken seriously. He or she already gets the point.
I wish something similar could be said to me too
When you say this, you are implying that the compliment you gave to your friend does not apply to you.
If you had talked about your friend’s beauty or great voice, you are implying that you do not have the things you complimented.
Your friend should not be wicked enough to not respond with a compliment… that doesn’t mean the compliment will be honest, though.
Why do you care what people think?
This question is one you may hear from motivational speakers when they tell you to believe in yourself, be confident, and know you are beautiful. This doesn’t mean you are actually beautiful or strong.
Saying this will sound like you are telling your friend to just believe in some inexistent beauty or sonorous voice.
However, you can make this have an effect by pointing out that your friend is beautiful and not everyone is willing to say it.
Try as much as possible to convince your friend that people actually see his or her beauty.
You’ll hear it from everyone. Give it time.
Here is another response that is suitable after giving a compliment. Say this only if you have complimented something that may actually take time to see.
For example, you may have said a compliment on how well a person works. This is different from a compliment on beauty since beauty is often seen at first glance.
I guess you owe me now
You can say this as another joke when a person appreciates your compliment or advice. You can even take the joke further by giving the account details needed to have money forward the money to your bank account.
After the joke, say the compliment again.
I could have said it earlier
Say this and repeat the compliment. You can further explain that he or she needs no one to say a compliment before the fact is believed
If it is a piece of advice, you can also say this to imply that he or she should have done what you advised earlier.
Are you being modest?
Say this as a way of exaggerating the compliment you have said to a person. It may also not be an exaggeration but a way of making a person truly believe the compliment you said.
After asking this question, say how obvious your compliment is and mention that no one has to say the compliment since it is very clear.
I could be joking… I’m not though
Here is another sweet joke to put a smile on your friend’s face. By saying you could be joking, you may break his or her heart slightly in a funny way.
However, you will be relieving it by saying how true the compliment is.