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30 Days of Truth Day 12: Compliments I Don’t Get

This is Day 12 of the 30 Days of Truth series. (Day 12345678910 | 11).

What is something I never get complimented on?

Anything that I don’t get complimented on would be my own fault, because I tend to divert emphasis from those attributes or skills.  For example, even though I rarely cook, I’m actually quite good at it.  I can’t improvise or throw together a meal from scratch, but my Thanksgiving turkey is the best I’ve ever had, I make excellent apple pie and mashed potatoes, and as long as someone understands the proper temperature to eat steak (medium rare), mine is superb.  Everything that I do well, though, I’ve received compliments from at least one person in my life, so I can’t really complain that I don’t get complimented on them.

As far as attributes of mine (vs. skills) that don’t receive compliments, I don’t know.  I think it’s only in recent times that people have realized how complex I actually am.  I’m intuitive, emotional, and highly creative, but also left-brained to a fault.  I’m a superb salesman and have only known one other person who could sell as well, if not better than I can.  But these are all weird things to compliment.  If I had to pick one, maybe it’s that kids love me and I do really well with them.

In the end, I feel like I get enough compliments, and this whole post feels like I’m fishing for more.  I’m not.  I feel blessed to get the positive responses that I already do.

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15 Replies to “30 Days of Truth Day 12: Compliments I Don’t Get”

  1. Poppy

    ” I think it’s only in recent times that people have realized how complex I actually am.”

    Because you didn’t let people know before. Present company excluded. Thanks for always letting me know how complex you are, 3-dimensional. Way more than just a crass, hilarious “gorilla” naked in a pool. 🙂

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