hard to take a compliment























I get a lot of comments that “[I] tell [people] they look nice ALL OF THE TIME.” To be honest, I will not compliment you if I see no reason for it. Sounds harsh. That’s because it is. Really, I wonder if those on the receiving end of my compliments who bark at my words are not feeling pains of low self-esteem that, otherwise, compel them to refuse kind thoughts of them expressed in word.























Some people are just cuties and probably always get compliments on their physical appearance…























While others might get compliments on their “performances,” work, art of accomplishment-related.

just another sunny day























Sometimes I just cope by writing others off as “the peanut gallery” in the back of my mind. But come on now, Jasper…be realistic and BRAVE!

It’s been my experience, of late, to receive criticism instead of compliments…I find it rewarding to withstand fiery (and true, mind you) scrutiny and know I’ve always room for improvement.

Do you find yourself refusing compliments given you by others? How do you interpret others’ criticism? Have you found an effective/polite way of receiving compliments? 

2 responses

  1. glowkitchen

    I can’t take a compliment very well, because while I acknowledge that positive feedback is motivational, I tend to be ultra-aware of whatever situation I am in and harder of myself than others, so I realize that things can still be improved upon and would rather take constructive criticism. When something is amiss, it motivates me more.

    March 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    • sounds like you are stronger and more driven than I..you go! But I do hope you will get more and more used to taking the compliments you probably, very much, deserve 🙂

      March 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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