The title pretty much says it all. I don't like accepting (or acknowledging) compliments or praise simply because I believe they aren't true.
I hardly believe that anyone means what they say. Part of it relates to trust issues earlier discussed, and part of it because I don't think people care that much; they say what they have to because they believe it's what we want to hear.
And all I hear are lies.
"You look so pretty", "You inspire me", "I love you".
It's all I can do sometimes not to roll my eyes and totally discard their comments. But whenever I do that, they insist harder. Why make them work harder at telling a lie? So, I've learned to smile and say 'thank you'. To welcome their praises with open arms. When behind the scenes, I shed them, like a second skin.