Metered flattery is something most use getting someone’s attention because everybody loves to be complimented on their work, family, social or professional status.
It warms the relationship between the two and helps things get off on the right foot because a sort of trust has been established.
On the other hand blatant, insincere, flattery is very obvious triggering our built in psychic fear defenses making us immediately wonder about what the flatterer actually wants from us.
Depicted in my picture the women facing us breaks out a nice smile after getting a bit of flattery from the other one which immediately allowed further friendly conversation between the two.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”FLATTERY”