I have an actor friend who, early in his career, attended a very popular, respected acting class. On the first day, the teacher arrived, told the class to stand up and said, "Now, each of you wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a big, hurting hug. And repeat 'wonderful, wonderful me!'"
Read the rest of Rob Long's post on the complexities of flattery.
Because, you know, that's a problem we have out here in Hollywood: we just don't love ourselves enough.