A subpar performance that’s praised at a high level sits poorly with all.
The recipient knows the feedback is exaggerated and begins to second guess at their abilities.
The deliverer of the feedback feels unsettled because although they’re trying to be helpful they know the work isn’t up to the standard it’s being paraded to be.
And the bystander may feel smited that the work they’ve achieved, which was more impressive, wasn’t praised.
Although it can be uncomfortable to sit in silence, better to praise genuinely than falsely.