My friend T and I were talking one day about how we were both really bad at taking compliments. I’m not really sure why I’m so bad at it, but there are multiple defenses I use against compliments. (As if this is an issue for normal people, I actually do this… sadly.) This happens mostly if it’s someone I don’t know that well or even know at all gives me a compliment, I can’t just say, “Thank you.” and move on.
Socially Awkward Response Number Two: Comparison. It’s not that great if someone else’s is better.
Socially Awkward Response Number Three: Ugly. If it doesn’t look perfect, there can be no compliments given.
Socially Awkward Response Number Four: No Effort. If I didn’t take the time, it shouldn’t be recognized.
Now my friend T, which I’m sure she will love that I’m telling this, has a different response to compliments. She says “Thanks” like a normal person would do, but she says it in a very deep voice and draws the word out as, “Thaaaaaaanks.” Every time.
At least I’m not the only weirdo about compliments, birds of a feather stick together (or something to that effect), right?