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.
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?