Friday, 20 July 2012
Compliment Me, Or Don't, I Guess
I have two prompts for you today, but may throw in a few others if it doesn't really seem anything like long enough. But these are two prompts that go together well at least.
What are you complimented on most?
In the words of our Lord saviour Darren Hayes "I am famous for my generosity, they say I am the kindest." I'm complimented most of course on my personality. That frankly non-existant never give up and never say die attitude of mine. My capacity for love and compassion. How far I'm willing to go for people. I've had others actually say they wouldn't go as far as me, though I've never regarded that as anything special. I always shrugged it off and said anyone would have done the same. But it seems they wouldn't. Something happened yesterday as well though that has never happened. Someone actually complimented me on my looks. People say I have good hair and eyes before, but yesterday someone said they like my nose and my lips. They even went as far as to call me a "good looking guy". Let me tell you, those are three words that have never been used to describe me. It came as quite a pleasant surprise really. But yes, I mostly get praise for my personality and mental aspects of me over my physical. People compliment my writing a lot as well. I'm not very good at taking compliments really.
Something you never get compliments on.
Well like I just said, my looks really. But let's face it there isn't really much to compliment. I've been called cute before sure, but there's a difference between being cute and being good looking. I rarely get complimented on my work ethic, outside the blog anyway. You guys see me as some kind of super hard worker but nah I'm regarded as being quite lazy in the real world. There's a difference between being lazy and being unmotivated. It's not that I won't do something, it's that my brain won't tell me I can. In order to think that there is something I do that is worthy of praise, but is never praised, I would need an ego really. I would need to be able to think "Hey, I'm good at that, and that's not something everyone can do" and really there isn't anything I can do like that. I suppose in a way there's nothing I don't get complimented on, because I don't think of myself as doing, or being, anything worth complimenting. If you think there's something I do that you've never really complimented me on, then now is the time to do it.
I've reached a point now where most of the questions go together, so I'm going to have to leave it at that one. I guess I stuck to the theme of the post at least.