I Have a Difficult Time Accepting Compliments

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 253 People

    I'm Gonna Try It!

    In the past 2 weeks I have had several people tell me I am terrible about accepting compliments.  I guess I always have been really, even when I was a little girl. It’s not that I don’t appreciate them, I really do but they do make me feel a little uncomfortable...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2010

    I always feel like there's some underlying

    sarcasm somewhere or I feel that they're trying to be "funny."
    jasminenator17 jasminenator17
    22-25, F
    Jun 27, 2014

    Smile and say thank you.

    That's really the only socially acceptable way of accepting a compliment. I don't want to start a confrontation or make the situation awkward, so it's a ritual that I've made a habit out of over the last few years. I know people are trying to be nice, and I'd be a douche to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    I Don't Believe It.

    I think I'm terrible at accepting compliments because I never believe them myself and I feel like people are just saying them, but they don't really think that. Sure, I smile and say "Thank you", and sometimes return the compliment, but I don't believe it.
    Amay408 Amay408
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    I Don't Believe People Have Such Good Intentions

    when I was in support group I believed the positive things about me but since rick abused me and ken raped me I feel like I don't believe the good things.... I mean what makes a fool like rick think he has the right to literally throw a book at my face? who the hell is he...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Apr 15, 2011

    To parapharase a Love of Mine... *blush*

      ....*lights are low in the Manchester Evening News Arena, May 22, 2004 Morrissey stands looking out to the crowd on his 45th birthday. The crowd does what they always do when moved...it starts "Morr-iss-ey, Morr-iss-ey, Morr-iss-ey...Morr-iss-ey, Morr-iss-ey...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2009

    I'm awkward as it is.

    Don't make it more difficult.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 24, 2015

    I Don't Get Many In Rl

    So for me to get a compliment, it is just one of those things that I don't really know what to say to it, other than "thanks, (I guess)" I do my job the way I do my job and expect others to do the same, so why be complimented on doing what I am supposed to be doing...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    Ahhh Thank You....

    It doesn't matter what is sad to me, or who says or how it said I just look at them and say ummm thank you, but that's not true. I went on a date a while ago and he looked at me and told me that I was totally beautiful, and had amazing legs, and I just thought wow he's so...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82
    31-35, F
    Mar 12, 2010

    I'm Trying

    Having spent a lot of my life hearing insults, It's really hard for me to accept when someone says something nice about me.  It makes me, oddly enough, feel really self conscious when I'm complimented.  I'm working on changing that.  It's not as easy as it may...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2010

    I feel like I don't deserve them.

    Whether it's 'I love you' 'you're so nice' 'I'm very interested in your life' Anything positive. I can't quite figure out why I can't accept them, and why they sometimes even scare me.
    ebefe ebefe
    22-25, F
    May 31, 2015

    Torru'S Compliment

    People are like rice balls. Each of them have a yummy item stuck to their back. One of the rice balls might look at themselves and think, 'I'm so plain - just white rice' but you turn them around, and ta dah! there's the plumb! That's why, it's easier to see the plumb on someone...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl
    18-21, F
    Apr 8, 2013

    It Takes Practice

     The first thing I want to say is "who me?"  A puzzled, "You're kidding ." It's a verbal gift and the best thing to do is accept the compliment. Of course if they just said, " you're the greatest butt-head I ever met"..then no. Skip...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    6 Responses Nov 28, 2009

    I Am Getting Better

    The complements make me feel a bit uneasy, Specially when they don't sound like the truth to me, I feel like I have deceived people.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2010

    My Nose

    I stopped seeing myself when I was just a small girl. One day I looked in the mirror and saw that I had a family resemblance to my father's brother.  I couldn't accept that because he was a repulsive man who had repeatedly raped me when I was 6 and then again when I was 9...
    jojewel jojewel
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2009
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