It's become more and more apparent that I don't know how to deal with compliments. Logically I can understand that when people give you a compliment it's usually because they have that opinion of you. And when 20 people - a lot of them not having any connection to each other other than having known you to some extent - give you the same compliment... it SHOULD be true. Surely they could not all be lying - and yet individually come up with the same lie. Even still... it feels like they're describing someone else. It feels like they're describing who I want to be rather than who I am. I wish I could see that version of me. Because the person THEY see are seem pretty great. And yet I can't seem to connect it with me.