I am curious about whether my reaction to praise is unusual or common. If I receive praise, especially if it is unexpected, it makes me feel uncomfortable and ‘shy’. I immediately try to down-play that which is being praised or try to give credit to someone or something other than myself.
Lately people have said “I think your photos are good enough to sell” and whether that is true or not is beside the point. They sound genuine. And it immediately makes me feel a bit nervous and shy (I think uncomfortable is a strong way of stating it)
I immediately say things like “Well, the camera does most of the work” or, I took loads of not-so-good ones" or I just go quiet.
(I do thank them of course, it would be rude not to)
What about you? How often do you receive praise? How do you react to it? How does it make you feel?
I should add that I do also feel flattered by the praise, but not without the shyness/nervousness.