This new Dustinland comic is about how I don’t know how to accept a compliment. Some say it is part of Imposter Syndrome, but I don’t buy that. But who knows! Maybe it is. Either way, it’s something I’m working on. When someone says something nice, just say thank you! Don’t make it awkward. Shouldn’t be so hard but for some reason my instinct opts toward the awkward.
Can you relate?
This Dustinland comic was not inspired by any one particular person or event (wouldn’t it be ironic if one of my friends got mad at me because of this?), but rather by a conversation where someone educated me about the phenomena of fundamental attribution error. Now I try to keep it in mind whenever I get offended or irritated. Basically you’re just giving someone the benefit of the doubt. It’s very David Foster Wallace, really.