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I Don't Take Compliments Very Well

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    Most of the time when someone gives me a compliment I think it's out of pity or just a lie I make me feel worse
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Painfully Awkward - I didn't have a harsh childhood as such, but it wasn't one where sincere compliments and praise were doled out unless absolutely necessary. I am more...
    lbai7 lbai7 18-21 1 Response Apr 15, 2010

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    Trying To - I like to blame my mother for me not taking compliments well. It's not that she didn't teach me proper manners it is that she has always told me the exact opposite of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 19, 2012

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    When... - When someone gives me a compliment i can't stop myself from looking down at my feet with my head down. If they call me on doing that-it is worse. I can feel myself going...
    wowpup wowpup 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    I Don't Take Compliments Well - When somone compliments me all I can say is Thanks  but if someone insults me I have loads to say.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 4, 2012

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    A Bit Taken Back. -  It kinda shocks me when someone compliments me because i never get compliments and i never expect them. So when they come i really am taken back by it...
    SuperRobotMonkeyTeam SuperRobotMonkeyTeam 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Usually... -  i usually blush, stammer and mumble. i also usually don't believe them
    musicality musicality 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2008

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    Speechless - If you went to insult me i would have a thousand things to say to you, but if you send me a compliment i am speechless.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    Never Got Them Before - i never actually got any before really. before i met the one i love and then came on here i had never got any from anyone. i was always criticized by...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Feb 9, 2011

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    Insecure - Ever since I was a kid, I've never been able to take compliments well. When people compliment me, I always think there is an ulterior motive behind it.  With some of...
    pinkcorsage pinkcorsage 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    "what I Mean Is;" -  What i mean is, i think if someone gives me a compilment like, they say; "oooh! i thought you were a lot younger than you said",maybe they are...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F Jun 19, 2010

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    I Feel Ackward - really I have had more people give me aculades and compliments. Only for taking a child into our home ,as i told them it was nothing that they themselves would do...
    bquick bquick 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2008

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    He called me beautiful *flips ***** *screams into a pillow* *rips sheets off the bed* *flips bed off the box spring* *dies*
    irrelavent irrelavent 13-15, F Dec 4, 2013

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    I Don't Blush. I Cringe. - Someone I don't know too well, just paid me a compliment about my looks. My reaction: I don't buy it, and immediately dismiss the person as shallow...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar 22-25, F Oct 20, 2013

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    I Don't Take Compliments Very Well - Because most of the time I don't believe them.
    DontKnowWhatToDoAboutIt DontKnowWhatToDoAboutIt 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Embarrassed By Success - Former boss came by my desk today to congratulate me on exceeding an important target. Made me uneasy. I feel like the more I succeed the more people...
    CountessDawn CountessDawn 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    It's All Lies.. - I've NEVER been able to accept an compliment without feeling offended. I feel like every nice thing that someone says about me is a lie. I don't trust them. I...
    JessiZombies JessiZombies 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2011

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    So There! - I really don't.  I am learning to say thank you and smile.  But on the inside, I am wondering what the hell they are thinking?  Are they drunk? ...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    I See Myself.. - as an everyday, average normal guy.... Nothing more....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 18, 2010

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    Im So Awkward - If you compliment me i will most likely say un ok. Or thanks... If i say anything else than that than means im comfortable around you
    rageandhate rageandhate 18-21 2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Never Have, And Probably Never Will... - It's not that I feel I'm overly modest, it's just that I truly, honestly don't believe it when someone compliments me. I know the logical...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    Are You Talking To Me?!? - Many women and well men fish for compliments, we all want to hear something nice about us from others no doubt. I however don't fish for nor expect...
    bluetatoo19712000 bluetatoo19712000 36-40, F Aug 22, 2012

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    If you ever give my a compliment I'm just going to assume it was sacrum or you just said it to make me feel better.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Could Be Good Or Bad. - I seem to take compliments as a request for information. Or a reason deflect praise. I've never really contemplated it before. I often realize after the...
    Shuga Shuga 46-50, F Aug 20, 2010

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    I just find compliments to be shallow and pointless. Particularly ones about physical appearance. I don't mind compliments about my character if they are genuine.. but anything...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Don't Know How To React! - I'm not going to lie, I love compliments! Who doesn't? It makes me feel good about myself and it makes me happy! But honestly, I take them so badly...
    carmenello carmenello 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Whatever! - I have never been able to take compliments very well. When complimented I feel either "you want something" or " you're lying". Sorry! I just say ok...
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F Feb 29, 2008

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    Lies! - I tend to think people are lying or just being polite when they compliment me. It is hard for me to believe anyone has anything nice to say about me. I guess that is what...
    marriedintx marriedintx 31-35, F Sep 11, 2011

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    Don't Call Me Pretty Please. - Today was weird. I know I made my therapist upset. First time ever. I felt SO bad. She's so sweet and I'm such a biotch. She kept complimenting me...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 28 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Giving Is Easier Than Receiving - I never know how to react if someone gives me a compliment...do I say thankyou graciously? no Then the only thing left to do is feel awkward, go...
    doughnutdolly doughnutdolly 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    They say I'm funny, cool and pretty. Are they being too nice?
    Nchikkala Nchikkala 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I'm SO embarrassed. So what happened was that I won intern of the month. I am not one to be center of attention, so when they called my name, I literally said, "F--K." I didn't...
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