Mr. S said something the other day that really struck me; it was like he had summed up all of my feelings about socializing into one sentence;
“Darling, you dish out so many compliments when you meet new people, it is compliment after compliment”.
I am Mrs. Stepford and I am officially a chronic-complimenter. Get me to group therapy stat!
Fact is I know I do this, but never really took the time to self-analyze. I don’t know exactly when my chronic-complimenting may have started, but if you ever meet me in real life, be sure to have your ego stroked.
I guess it may be some sort of passive/friendly #iamaniceperson thing to make people aware that I really am friendly, and genuinely interested in them or something. They should know this anyway by just getting to know me, but it is like I want to hurry that ‘getting to know you’ along a bit and delve into looking into whether we can forge a friendship. See here for resons why – Why making friends sometimes isn’t easy.
Perhaps it is the “I have no settled roots in this town” complex I seem to have adopted along the way. I really hope it doesn’t seem desperate, because that’ll just be embarrassing, and I absolutely stand here with my hand on my heart and say that every compliment I DO serve out is 100% genuine.
Any enlightenment would be great. Do you over-compliment, or do compliments from new acquaintances make you feel uncomfortable?
Are handing out too many compliments a character flaw, or an endearing characteristic?
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo F. Buscaglia
P.S – Normal blogging will resume on the 21st July…. I’ll be in Europe handing out compliments to the Grecians!