Friday, April 16, 2010

Compliment-Taking Disorder


“I like your outfit.” “You look good today.” Can you take a compliment? It should be easy to take a compliment. But for some…not so much.

I fall into the category of “not taking compliments very well.” I have realized, however, that it is important to just say “Thank you” and not get into any lengthy explanations…as to why you are less than worthy…or to ramble on and down play something. So when someone says to me, “I like your dress”…I don’t reply, “Oh, this old frayed thing? I got it at Salvation Army, and it was worn by the entire army before I owned it.”

Anywho…

If one of my readers were to go out on a limb and say, “Kat, I enjoy reading your blog,” (Okay, let’s just say.) I would probably reply, “Oh, that silly thing?” Instead of just saying, “Thank You.” PaulA always asks, “Why don’t you just say thanks?”

Maybe it is a woman thing. Women seem to be more critical of themselves than men are of themselves. I should probably take a page from ‘Colinboy’s Guide to Compliment Taking’…Colinboy is a pro. “Dude, liked that song you guys played.” “Yea…it’s rockin’. Thanks man.”

I guess if you don’t think you are worthy of praise…then who else is gonna? I wonder if there are support groups for people with compliment-taking disorders. In rehab...you would meet in a circle and people would fire compliments at you. It could be run by Donald Trump…the Master of Ego. Hey, we could learn a lot from the man with the best ever comb-over about taking compliments. If you don’t have something good to say about The Donald…The Donald does.

So here’s my attempt at singing my own praises. “Tell your friends and family that they should read Kat’s blog…because Kat’s blog is darn good. She is groovy, relevant and one cool Kat…just ask HER...............................................................husband."

1 comment:

Brianna said...

great blog mom!!!! :)