I have spent some time getting a lot of praise and even remember one of my former bosses telling me not to tell one of my employees that they are really good. In a way I thought it was mean an manipulative to not tell someone they are good when they are, cause I thought they deserved it.
However, I then found this quote from Albert Einstein:
“The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.”
Now I realize that it was not the best thing to tell the guy how good he was. And I suppose this kind of thing I have heard from other people as well. Particularly with people they work with or their significant other.
Its a good quote.