Everyone takes compliments differently -- or they don't take them at all. We live in a society where people love to throw shade, sometimes we can't really tell if a compliment is truly a compliment. Deciphering a genuine compliment from someone throwing shade your way can be rather intimidating because you don't know whether you should say thank you or refute their comment. I've learned over the years that saying thank you is always your best bet because at the end of the day your winning, whether they were truly complimenting you or not. I remember in college when I was overweight any comment anyone ever gave me, I would back it up with a negative comment about myself because I simply didn't know how to say thank you and keep it moving. I thought of compliments as a way of people trying to make you feel good about yourself by telling little white lies. I later realized that the real issue lied within myself and it had nothing to do with the people giving me the compliments.
We all have our days when we feel like trash -- and in our eyes we might even look like it too, but that doesn't mean that everyone else perceives us in the same light. When you love yourself whether you're having a good day or a bad day, you'll know how to receive and give a compliment in return. Just because someone gives you a compliment doesn't always mean that they're fishing for one too. Take the compliment, say thank you and carry on. It's simple, but we tend to make things super hard. When you truly love yourself, a simple compliment will make you smile and you won't have to go back on what the person said because you will agree. Although this is a rather serious topic, leave it up to our favorite girl Amy Schumer to create a skit that took such a topic and made it humorous. Keep scrolling and see just how ridiculous we look when we don't know how to say thank you when someone throws a genuine compliment our way. Disclaimer: the video below is a bit brash with slight language, so be prepared.