Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Squirm?

Poll #1168961 Complimentary discomfort

What kinds of sincere compliments are likely to make you embarrassed or uncomfortable?

You are a foolish Midwesterner; compliments are always good.
4(3.8%)
based on character
0(0.0%)
based on intellect
0(0.0%)
based on appearance from the neck up
0(0.0%)
based on appearance from the neck down
0(0.0%)
based on achievement
0(0.0%)
based on something you can't control
0(0.0%)
based on something you worked hard on
0(0.0%)
based on something that didn't take much effort
0(0.0%)
those with a mistaken premise (that you worked hard when you did not, that you cared deeply when you did not, that you value achieving the thing for which you are praised etc.)
3(2.8%)
more specific ("You sang that song beautifully")
0(0.0%)
more general ("You have a beautiful voice")
0(0.0%)
delivered directly
0(0.0%)
delivered indirectly in front of you
0(0.0%)
delivered to someone else on your behalf, in front of you ("You have such a lovely daughter, Ms. X.")
0(0.0%)

And also:

related to things you find extremely trivial
0(0.0%)
related to things you find extremely important
0(0.0%)
related to things you find important but obvious ("You're such an honest person.")
0(0.0%)
those with whose essential conclusion you disagree
5(5.1%)
those based on something idiosyncratic and personal (you dislike being called creative or some such for reasons you can't entirely define)
0(0.0%)
those you have heard too many times before
0(0.0%)
terse
0(0.0%)
effusive
2(2.0%)
from close friends or family
0(0.0%)
from people you don't know very well
1(1.0%)
in a large group
0(0.0%)
in a small group
0(0.0%)
one-on-one
0(0.0%)
something else you will share in comments or e-mail
1(1.0%)
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