People Share The Most Insulting Compliment They've Ever Received

Listen to your words. You may think you're being kind but in actuality you're just being a menace. A compliment is from the heart and it doesn't come with comparisons. Compliments stand alone as pure. Think about what you say.... really think about the choice of words, before you speak. Then you'll understand why people can be ornery.

Redditor u/Squoody wanted to know about all the things they've been told by people that were meant to be praise but somehow... was not... by asking....

What's the most insulting compliment you have ever gotten?


'actually'

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"You actually look good!" The emphasis on 'actually' and the surprise in my friends voice still haunts me. pat_patrol

"Most Improved" 

Being awarded "Most Improved" three years in a row. ToastAndASideOfToast

I'm on a couple roller hockey teams and one of them has an obsessive captain that keeps a Google spreadsheet of stats for every player that he updates and sends out at the end of every season.

I'm number one in seasons played and games played. I've been the record holder in these categories for a long time.

It's like getting a participation trophy, but with a "#1" on it. Brawndo91

Invisible. 

My friend was complaining about creeps hitting on her, then she told me "I wish I could be invisible like you." meri_28

My hot friend and I used to go to the same cafe across the plaza from our office for coffee several afternoons per week and order the same drinks. Every single time, the barista would light up and say, "Hi, [friend's name]! Small flat white today?" and then I would walk up to the register and have to give him my drink order and my name. Every. Time. So I feel your pain. jerusha16

Be a 4! 

Says someone else is super ugly, then "You're even prettier than her!" The-Berger

I told my friend genuinely that I think I look like a two. She told me without a beat and in a definite tone "no you're definitely not a two, you're a four" and I don't even know how to respond to that. cresentlunatic

Unrecognizable.

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"Wow, you look so cute today! I didn't even recognize you at first." lazyginger

The drummer. 

"Wow you're really good! I bet you could even play guitar if you wanted"

Said to me, after a gig. I'm a bassist. WastaSpace

What do you call a person that hangs out with a bunch of musicians?

The drummer. EyeSpyNicolai

Like thanks bros.....

You're so funny! Now I get why she's dating you. nails_for_breakfast

I haven't gotten exactly that, but sometimes if I show people pictures of my wife, they look surprised.

Like thanks bros, I know she's beyond me. Teglement

"Why did I say that?"

Someone told me I have a voice for radio, I said thanks I have a face for radio too and they enthusiastically said Yeah, you do! motorbike-t

There's always a chance they didn't realize the joke and thought they were just continuing the compliment.

If they're anything like me, 5 hours later, sitting horrified in their bedroom, "Why did I say that?" lol BabyMrPeanut

"I like all sorts of people."

"You know, it's really great that society is so much more accepting of your kind these days." Marionetteberry

Oh, man. So a few years ago, I went with a friend who was bringing her special needs daughter to the dentist. She had 3 or 4 other kids at the time, so I went along to keep the other kids busy.

We're in the lobby after, and the girl who had the appointment was in her wheelchair and super happy. This lady leans over, fusses a but, and then coos, "I like all sorts of people." I was young enough to just be stunned into silence. Her mom was gracious about it, but WOW, lady, shut up. siel04

Growing Out.

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"At least you don't look like a boy anymore" - when I was growing out my hair more. OkDuck1

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