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Compliments

Posted 09-08-2016 at 01:06 PM by gabrielle22
I have a difficult time accepting the simplest compliment.

This is one of those childhood holdovers. If an achievement was made it was generally not lauded. To me this was a good thing. Being noticed in my house sometimes had dire effects.

As a teenager I was incredibly shy and tried to blend in as much as possible. I spent a lot of my time in the library.

I started getting my first compliments as an adult. While yes..I love them..on the other hand I feel discomfort. I tend to pass it off. I make a joke or deflect. If it's someone not close to me I tend to think they must not know me, not see me clearly or be suffering from some sort of temporary insanity.

My Achilles is the sincere compliment. The one given by someone I've let inside my fortress or by someone I know doesn't wanna see what color my panties are. I turn into some stuttering fool.

It's not that I disbelieve exactly. It's that other shoe falling syndrome. The idea that with the good..comes the hideously bad.

I'm practicing just saying thank you. It feels..strange. I keep looking behind me like the compliment ogre is going strike.

I wonder what the secret is?
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gdgrl's Avatar
I enjoyed reading all the blogs you posted/reposted today. Funny how we can resonate with things that we feel know one else does.
Posted 09-08-2016 at 01:51 PM by gdgrl gdgrl is offline
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SunnyD's Avatar
I've often wondered if anyone is ever "really" comfortable with compliments, because I know I've never really been either. Unless you know the person and their intentions some random compliment about some physical attribute even as an adult still gets uncomfortable or even creepy. I was taught to just smile and say "thank you", but that's gotten me followed home a few times too
Posted 09-08-2016 at 07:51 PM by SunnyD SunnyD is offline
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Apparition's Avatar
Woman..u did good.
This really hits home with me.
Thank you for vocalizing exactly how i feel.
Posted 09-08-2016 at 09:40 PM by Apparition Apparition is offline
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I second gdgrl's comment. Spot on.
Posted 09-09-2016 at 12:19 AM by artemis artemis is offline
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Pinewood's Avatar
You have a fantastic way with words!
And you should be proud of the way you use them.

Thank you for sharing Gabs
Posted 09-09-2016 at 05:19 AM by Pinewood Pinewood is offline
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gabrielle22's Avatar
Thanks Pinewood.

See? I'm learning.
Posted 09-09-2016 at 05:45 AM by gabrielle22 gabrielle22 is offline
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DomesticDiva's Avatar
I get ya...I'm learning as I go...It's not easy for one to see our worth with everything life throws at us. Somedays it's easy, others you don't see it. Ongoing battle. I think you're pretty fantastic tho, one female to another.
Posted 09-09-2016 at 08:00 AM by DomesticDiva DomesticDiva is offline
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gabrielle22's Avatar
Thank you.

Back at you, DD.
Posted 09-09-2016 at 11:34 AM by gabrielle22 gabrielle22 is offline
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Stew's Avatar
Very cool. Love your writing, very well done..........nice boobs too
Posted 09-29-2016 at 08:09 AM by Stew Stew is offline
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hikergeek's Avatar
Sorry I did not read this before. I know very well what you are talking about. I got recognized at work for my 35 year service anniversary a while back and it was uncomfortable as hell.
Posted 05-12-2018 at 09:50 PM by hikergeek hikergeek is online now
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Becs1's Avatar
Again beautiful x
Posted 05-18-2018 at 04:07 PM by Becs1 Becs1 is offline
 
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