I don't take to too much flattery...
February 8, 2013 7:34am CST
I don't know what got into a friend of mine who was making a lot of noise about how thin I have become, and I gorgeous (her words) I am looking now, etc. etc. I thought it was too much flattery and I wanted to change the topic and talk about how she looks instead, but she would go back to more flatteries which I did not want to hear. I know how I look and I think she was overly exaggerating. I wondered why. It was then that I realized I do not like too much attention and flattery thrown my way. It is embarrassing to be told how good you look now when in fact you're still the same old cow. What do you think of too much flattery and how do you react to it?
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9 Feb 13
I was told a liar by friends because every time they tell me i'm beautiful i always told them i'm not. I don't want to be noticed by my physical appearance. I want to be noticed by my character and brain. I guess it's pretty common among women.
• Penrith, Australia
9 Feb 13
Lol cutie, you shouldn't doubt yourself too much. It will sound as if you're being too critical about your body. You are beautiful, we are all beautiful. (i hope you're not mad as i used you to praise myself too. just joking) @toniganzon, it really is tricky when people say so many nice stuff, if you agree with them they think you're so full of yourself but if you don't agree they aren't so positive about it either.
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 13
I often wonder when people flatter you, whether it's their way of getting around you, if they need a favour or something, it's insincere. I actually find accepting compliments difficult, the way I describe it, is that any compliments or flattery bounces off me and any negativity, criticism I soak up like a sponge. I actually find it difficult to accept compliments, mainly because I don't think I am worthy of them, but that is down to chronic lack of self esteem and self worth.