Compliments that seem like lowkey slights —
Everyone takes something personal.
Something they are insecure about.
Something they hold deeply to themselves
Something that they are ashamed of or they hide from.
Taking anything personal from another human being shows us where we feel inadequate or not good enough — on a “how does this relate to me level”.
Anything WE TAKE PERSONAL — shows us where we need to grow up.
Usually — what someone says about YOU — is already how they feel about themselves. The irony.