Backhanded compliments are the only kind he ever gives! When I first started dating my now husband, we were watching tv and an actress came on and he was trying to be smooth but English isn't his first language, he said "You're not as ugly as she is! Keep your sense of humor. What a left-handed compliment! The 'thank you' approach is especially effective when people give a backhanded compliment out of ignorance.
I'd prefer that someone insulted me directly. Respond with a little humor, without getting snide. When to use it: Staying silent doesn't mean you're letting yourself get pushed around. If your child says, "Thanks for taking me to the park today. So rather than get into a debate about why the comment is hurtful, a simple thank you can be the best way to move forward. After a major haircut: He said 'I like what you've done with your bald spot. It's too bad you didn't do this last week when I could have used your help even more," respond by saying, "Thank you for noticing my hard work today. A good response might be to say, "Yikes! In high school there was a popular guy who had a crush on this one girl, and had opened up about it to me and this other guy who was a 'nerd' and much less attractive, but had dated her in the past. Like, come on man, I thought you were gonna say something nice and now my guts are all over the place! Sometimes, the best thing you can do, is not take yourself--or someone's backhanded compliments--too seriously. My boyfriend never lets me wear floral stuff like that, he says it makes me look like a grandma. All we can say is, Et tu, Brute? Clearly, if two females are sitting together, they can't both be pretty AND smart While this wasn't exactly an offensive comment, it got me thinking about how often people mix praise and criticism in the same sentence. I heard one of my managers at my old Sonic job tell one of our other shitty new hires other as in, including myself "You are impossible to underestimate" and she said thank you. John said that he had never seen me looking better. It kinda feels like an adorable forest creature hopping up to you and then stabbing you in the stomach with an old rusty knife. Here are five helpful ways to respond to backhanded compliments: It's about time you took me to do something fun," don't take the bait. This expression uses left-handed in the sense of "questionable or doubtful," a usage dating from about The 'thank you' approach is especially effective when people give a backhanded compliment out of ignorance. I'm half latina, and immediately whenever that's known by some men it's always followed by, "wow, you're pretty hot for a mexican! I think he was paying me a left-handed compliment.
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