Nor Do I Know How to Give Compliments

 I don't know why, it just doesn't feel right when someone compliments me. It's almost like it's embarrassing, and I have absolutely no clue why. I don't have low self-esteem or anything. There's just something very akward about it. It's not that I don't want attention, for alot of the time I want attention. And yet, when I get it, it feels weird.

I also don't know how to give compliments... I don't know why. I rarely say "that's nice!" or anything similar. Maybe it's because I like to keep my thoughts to myself alot,  or because when people come to you and go "do you like it?" my compliment isn't completely true. I don't know. I just never seem to be able to compliment someone.

BrownEyedMystery BrownEyedMystery
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3 Responses Mar 12, 2009

Ah, I'm glad that someone can relate, semantic.<br />
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I hate it when people give you ungenuine comments... Especially when one person gives you a comment and then all the people around them start giving them to you to seem just as nice.... It's like really you don't have to do that... it's more annoying than anything.

I feel EXACTLY the same way you do. I think it's because most of the time people's compliments don't feel genuine (after all, people dish them out like hot cakes).<br />
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I compliment people, but it's relatively uncommon for me to do so. However, I genuinely mean everything I say.

Just smile and say thanks!! Praxtice in the mirror...<br />
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It helps just look yourself in the eye and say thanks over over and over..<br />
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Practice and it gets easier!!