I have a question for you guys today:
How do you handle compliments?
You’re probably thinking: aren’t compliments good things? Why are you making them sound like a pain in the derriere?
My problem with compliments is that I don’t know how to REACT to them.
Usually, I do the awkward smile:
or the: Nawwww, whatchu talkin’ bout?
and sometimes I just completely ignore it:
If I say “thank you”, it means that I agree with the compliment, but most of the time, I don’t.
It’s not that I don’t believe others are telling me the truth. I just have really high standards for myself (and compliments make me feel reallyuncomfortable).
I thought that I am being super modest by not accepting and even refusing compliments. But one of my friends told me I borderline between bitchy and modest whenever I do that. It really irks him.
So what do you guys think? Am I being modest or arrogant? and how do you react to compliments?