Published October 8, 2016 13 Comments
Jose Bello says
October 8, 2016 at 5:39 am
I was literally studying neurons last week for child psychology…. Scary stuff.
October 8, 2016 at 6:18 am
Hey, 311! Looks like this week, amber is the color of your energy…
October 8, 2016 at 6:21 am
… sorry, amber? I don’t understand.
October 8, 2016 at 8:16 am
Most likely a musical reference 🙂
Peter Watson says
October 8, 2016 at 8:17 am
Aw, man. The compliments face a lot of hurdles. The gal with freckles is so good with her partner.
Johanna Manninen says
October 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm
That’s pretty much how it goes.. it’s surprising how much you can “mishear” or file under “oh, they have some hidden agenda for saying so, it’s not like they really mean it”
October 9, 2016 at 6:16 am
My brain files compliments as suspicious statements and generates a feeling like I should be nervous about something.
October 11, 2016 at 11:16 pm
I used to react the same way. Sometimes I wound up overanalyzing everything people said. Does “wonderful” mean “full of wonder”? I don’t feel wonder. Is she implying I’m naïve? Maybe she meant I inspire wonder, that I make other people wonder about me. I don’t want people wondering about me. How dare they pry into my private life and judge me? Or maybe she meant I make her wonder what I’m thinking and feeling, and she’s worried about me. So she’s saying I’m a burden to her, a piece of trash she wants to throw away.
Nothing positive ever comes out of that.
October 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm
I always assume a compliment comes from obligation. Like when someone gets a haircut, you always compliment it, regardless of your actual opinions. Thus most compliments are ignored.
October 11, 2016 at 8:34 am
In my mind, after compliments trip me up for a bit, they are dismissed because they are distractions that don’t help me solve the world’s problems.
Meyori Ghazi says
October 22, 2016 at 4:54 am
I am 18 i think a lot i think i am depressed.
Make this grp work
David Crosby King says
June 6, 2018 at 5:06 am
I am several years into Social Security — suspicion of compliments NEVER goes away.
December 16, 2021 at 1:25 pm
this!!! oh my god!!! it’s like you’ve drawn my brain!! i process positive comments the exact same way as negative ones; as long as the comment’s about me, i’m gonna be spiraling for a few days, maybe a week, so I just immediately throw it out. and the rationalizations!! I have a million ready for anyone who tries to call me attractive: they’re drunk, they just want a quick fuck, they can tell im insecure/easy, ect.
love your work xxxx
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