Let me set this straight.
I don’t easily compliment others. And I don’t easily accept others’ compliments.
The former means I’m kedekut. The latter shows I’m poyo bwahahaha.
Did I say my sense of humour’s awesome? 😛
Yup. About 23458263475 times already.
When I said I don’t like being complimented, kepoyoan memang terserlah. Ulat bulu betul who doesn’t like compliments pfft.
But let me give you a situation.
Human A: I love your dress. It’s gorgeous!
What would you answer?
1) Oh thank you!
2) Well, you know, it depends on who wears it.
3) This old dress? I’ve worn it a million times already. I got it real cheap.
I’ve probably answered number 1 er….once. Or twice.
Saying thanks means I’m agreeing the dress is indeed, nice. And though I do think so (if not what for I bought it duh), it makes me feel like I’m showing off. It makes me feel conscious. And whether you welcome it or not, riak will be there.
Number 2 is for close friends. Or people I dislike. So if you’re not close to me and I give you that answer……haha!
Number 3 is my answer for eternity 🙂
Maybe I’m looking too much into it but compliments put me in a really awkward situation. Like, am I supposed to compliment you in return?
And I don’t put on an outfit because I think people will like it, or because I’m fishing for attention.
Whether you like it or not, I’ll still wear it because I wanna wear it. Nevermind if it’s weird. Sukahati aku lah nak pakai apa. You care what.
When people compliment my outfits/bags/shoes/scarves or because I’m an awesome person (ok fine, so no one ever said that but this is your cue! Say it now! haha), I don’t feel as if they’re judging me by who I am. But rather by what I am.
Which sucks really.
Just because I know how to match the colour of my scarf with my shirt doesn’t mean I know how to dress.
If people say you’re pretty, or whatever term people use nowadays lah, and you’re not, it’s really embarrassing makes you feel like jumping off the building T_T
And thus superficial compliments like pretty/beautiful/cute/ gorgeous are immediately rejected masuk tong sampah recycle bye.
Words like, you’ve done a great job! or I’ve always known you’re a genius! or Nisa pandai pintar bijak bestari kot are always welcome though 😀
Even though they’re not true.
But please feed my ego 😛