I think my biggest running pet peeve is people who do not know how to take a compliment. Actually, this is probably my biggest pet peeve in life.
I used to be this person.
“Who me? What? I am actually good at something? NO! Blasphemy! I am just average, [insert name here] is so much better!”
Yup, that was me. Part of it was my upbringing in the church. Always best to be humble because of what the Lord did for you. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but let’s be honest, Jesus Christ himself was not talking about being appreciative of talent.
He was telling the obnoxious, self-absorbed Pharisees to not be so full of themselves.
Half of my interactions with friends, readers or potential clients (health coach remember) is me telling them they need to accept the compliments people give them.
Just say THANK YOU God damn it!
Yup, I’m one of them as well. We women are taught to be quiet, and passive. Anything else is seen as a big ol’ BITCH.
Don’t exert yourself. Don’t instruct anyone, God forbid it be a man. Don’t have opinions. Don’t accept any form of flattery.
That’s not attractive.
Well, I’m here to say YES IT IS!
When women appreciate their talents, their dreams, their accomplishments, no matter what they are,
GOD DAMN THAT’S SEXY!
Yes, I just called YOU sexy! When I tell you I am in awe of what you did and you smile and say thank you…WHEW I am enamored with you.
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Because when a woman does not know how to take a compliment or always puts herself down is someone whom I will need to spend 95% of our time together building up. The “friendship” will become a huge energy suck for me and let me tell you, that is crap.
I don’t deserve it, and neither does any other woman.
If not for your own well-being, you should learn to take compliments because it makes the lives of your loved ones easier. They won’t have to work so hard to be your friend.
There, not only are you AWESOME, you are also SELF-LESS and a GREAT FRIEND.
I’m going to end this here.