Americans are often very direst and to the point, especially in giving compliments or expressing pleasure or positive emotions. Americans often tell each other how well or attractive they look. However, it is generally considered taboo to compl9iment someone on a specific body part.
“You have great legs.” or “You have a great figure.” are not acceptable comments.
In some cultures, receiving simple compliments may be an occasion for embarrassment. For example in Japan, people often feel the need to deny a compliment because it is culturally inappropriate to accept them.