Like I said in the previous 30 Days post, there is a lot that I feel like I don’t get compliments on. Thinking about the answer for this post though, it feels awkward to state such things. Like, I feel awkward admitting things that I feel are great attributes/qualities about me.
For the post though, I guess I will say the thing I get complimented the least on is my great listening ear. I feel like friends take advantage of it. They vent to me their complaints, issues, etc. I listen quietly, offering advice when asked, but they never thank me for listening, or tell me that I am a good listener.
One of my downfalls is that I am too nice for my own good. I want to try and fix everything for everybody, try and make them happy. Because of the lack of thanks I have gotten for this, I have grown a little bit bitter, with my tolerance for negativity dropping severely.
The last person I dated is a big culprit in this. I did everything I could to make him happy and he just couldn’t appreciate it. He would whine and complain while I listen. I got so sick and tired of trying to help him come up with solutions. When I pointed out how his negativity brings everyone down, he told me he felt like positivity was pointless.