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#conversation-tactics #how-to-take-a-complement
The response was probably one of the following:

- False modesty – Oh, my muscles? I just started going to the gym and apparently it’s working!

- Awkward stuttering – Um… you mean my biceps? Thanks… I guess… Um…

- Flat-out denial – What are you talking about? I’m fat, ugly and out of shape. You’re blind.

- Evocation of a deep insecurity – I’m fit? I don’t know, I used to be the fat kid and I never really see myself as attractive or deserving of anyone…

- Direct gratitude – Hey, thanks! Now how about the weather? …

Each with its varying negative implications. Only the last example doesn’t derail a conversation and make both parties feel weird about being positive.
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