The Daily Review
1/14/04 Compliments
The Daily Review

I am not that fond of compliments.  I think it's the fact that I think everyone is a faker and I don't believe that they're honest.  I am more acceptable to criticism because it's more truthful and I can come away learning something.  The other thing about compliments that I don't like is the awkwardness after getting a compliment.    Sometimes a compliment can go so smoothly, but most compliments leave me confused in the state that I don't know how to react to it.  The reason for that is in alot of the situations the person just stares at you, or just doesn't say anything afterwards.  Maybe they're looking for one back, I never thought of that, crap.  For example, I have been told that I'm funny pretty much out of the blue (alot), or that I am awesome (seriously, I have), how do you respond to that?  I usually say thanks, or say something random to get out of the scenario.  Overall compliments leave me in a weird state where I don't know how to react, so the only thing I can come up with is that I am retarded.

1/14/04