[INTP] How do you react to receiving genuine compliments in person?

How do you react to receiving genuine compliments in person?

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    How do you react to receiving genuine compliments in person?

    I'm curious how other INTPs react to receiving compliments, but this is open to other types if they wish to participate. I made a point to add "in person" since receiving compliments online is totally different and allows one much more time to formulate a response and conceal their immediate, involuntary reactions. I also added "genuine" to avoid confusion with insincere compliments or ones that seem insincere based on delivery, facial expressions, body language, broader context, etc.

    My reaction to compliments:
     
    When I was younger I used to react by simply turning bright red, possibly adding an awkward "Erm, thank you" after a long pause. These days I've noticed that I tend to push them aside reflexively with quick-witted humor or by feigning anger (in an obviously facetious way) that takes the focus away from myself.
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    Same as asking me "How are you?" : 3 second stun-lock. before I remind myself you're supposed to answer these things with standard token innocuous responses (Thank you) .

    If I like the person or the compliment takes me by surprise, I inquire about the rationale/perspective they came from.

    I never believe any compliments I disagree with (99% of them) , and assume it's either an empty kindness, done out of obligation, out of ignorance or has an ulterior motive behind it.

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    I smile and say "thank you!" Like a polite adult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twichl View Post
    I smile and say "thank you!" Like a polite adult.
    This.

    Although, if I really like the person I will make fart noises.
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    Compliments always throw me off. After a few milliseconds of confusion, I put on my “why, thank you that’s not shocking at all and I genuinely appreciate it” act.

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    I usually feel a bit uncomfortable and respond with a dry, perfunctory "thanks." If it's a guy remarking on my looks, I feel disgusted and irritated.
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    I tell myself "I know I'm -insert compliment-" and then say "thank you" with a smile on my face like the wholesome and confident person I am.

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    Then I says, "Who told you this?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Free Man View Post
    I'm curious how other INTPs react to receiving compliments, but this is open to other types if they wish to participate.
    Depends entirely on whether I think it's worth complimenting. If yes: Preen. If no: Tell them to stop complimenting me.
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    If someone tells me I'm smart, I don't buy it. I feel like it's a cushioning compliment. It goes two ways:

    1: You're smart but .....
    2: (A person is trying to cover their tracks) You're smart

    Any physical compliments makes me internally question the complimenter. Usually followed by an uhhhh.... thanks

    Whenever someone says "I had a great time!" I have an internal freak out. Before I said thanks, but that wasn't social etiquette.


     
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