"Affirming questions are often much more effective than simple direct compliments. One reason for this is that they are not experienced as a compliment but has a similar uplifting quality. Another reason is that they affirm by inviting people to explore and develop successes, choices and achievements." This quote is taken from this post by Michael Hjerth on his blog Open Changes. In this post Michael provides some additional thoughts to the topic I wrote about a few days ago (see here).
Also read: Perspective change