Real Girl Stuggles… Taking Compliments 

Real Girl Stuggles… Taking Compliments 

I know, everyone loves compliments whether it’s about their hair, style and even to how good they smell, you can’t deny that it’s a real ego boost. What I struggle with is how to react after someone pays you a compliment? Most people say thanks and give a compliment back, a standard procedure, however a part of me dies inside and I feel my face heating up like a slow cooker.

Instead of being courteous and thankful like the good British etiquette, I half smile and justify why I should get that compliment.

Why do we need to justify compliments? When someone says “oh I really like your top,” why do I feel the need to say “yeah I only got it because it was on sale, I don’t really like it.” Why not, YEAH I GOT IT BECAUSE I LOOK SO DAM HOT IN IT! Obviously not to that extent, you don’t want to blow your own trumpet too much,  but you catch my drift.

I guess it depends on what kind of person you are, I’m definitely the person that would like others to admire from afar rather than put me through that humiliation and torture of complimenting confrontation.

It ends in me looking to the floor and coming across like a socially awkward potatoe.

I apologise in advance and thank you in advance for any, if any, compliments that may cross my path.
Lots of love,




  1. April 20, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    A lot of people are like this but I tend to take a compliment pretty well ( that might be the flattery loving Leo in me :p) Even if I don’t necessarily agree with or believe the compliment I just say a simple thank you but sometimes I might be secretly justifying the compliment in my head haha x

    • April 21, 2016 / 6:26 am

      It is so weird that we do this! xx

  2. April 21, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Love this! I always try and stay confident and smile and say thank you when someone compliments me- we have to learn that we are not beigng conceited by accepting a genuine compliment, but it can be very hard to break the habit of averting eye contact and denying what the other person has said 🙂

    • April 21, 2016 / 6:40 am

      I think the eye contact is the worst bit haha xx

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