Anyone else get slightly irate at lifting-related “compliments”? I get these a lot. The other day I was benching lmao2pl8 and some guy came up to me after my set and did a whole “yo holy fuck that was incredible!” It’s so patronizing!! I’m a respectable intermediate lifter but people pretend my respectable intermediate lifts are acts of God because apparently I look like a bitch. I’m 5’1” and perhaps a little mousy; I know I’ll never be big or imposing but you don’t have to rub it in like that! It stings a little when some random acts impressed with my lmao1.5pl8 warmup while paying no attention to the average sized guy lifting the same next to me. I’ve been asked if I needed a spot on 95 lbs. Ninety-fucking-five!! People have come up to me after sets and been like “damn, even I can’t do that”. Tf you mean even?!? Someone once told me watching me lift more than him made him want to kill himself. Of course I graciously accept the compliments because I don’t want to come off like an asshole but it gets on my nerves sometimes. I wasn’t insecure about my size or physique until I started lifting; now it seems like it’s all anyone notices about me. Am I crazy for feeling like this? Big guys, do you get over-the-top compliments on mediocre lifts? I might be overthinking this.