Quirk of Habit: Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others.
I get seriously irked when people feel the need to comment on my appearance. I know that it is normal for people to do so, but really, if I look amazing today, how bad did I look before today? I also find the type of “compliments” often reinforce societal stereotypes like I can only look good when I am thinner. I didn’t get compliments before my weight loss journey.
I read a meme that said: unless I am sitting on your face, my weight is none of your business, or something like that. It is so true. I often want to wear a t – shirt that says:
unless you will die in not doing so, please do not compliment my appearance.
In doing so you help yourself since it just upsets me. I find it a disincentive to continuing, as I am not yet in a place where I can accept a compliment without negative habits kicking in.
I am working on this but I will probably never understand why people have to make any comment on my appearance be that good or bad.