Backhanded compliments are insults in disguise. Intentional or by accident.

"I like that shirt on you. It makes you look thinner."
"Your smarter than I thought you were."
"I want to be just like you when I'm old."
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976 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 9 years ago by luckystar107

Do you know someone who gives backhanded compliments?
Backhanded compliments are insults in disguise. Intentional or by accident.

"I like that shirt on you. It makes you look thinner."
"Your smarter than I thought you were."
"I want to be just like you when I'm old."


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9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/25/08 - 10:55:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've known those kind of people, and their sayings aren't taken lightly by most people.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/25/08 - 2:24:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Haha, once, when I was at the gym, sticking my stomach out, one of my friends felt the need to say "Oh for god's sake! You're not THAT fat".


9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/25/08 - 2:54:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
For some reason this question reminds me of Oscar Wilde plays. So yep, I know one person who does
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/25/08 - 4:20:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Our new teacher told a student that she looked better in real-life than on her schoolpicture.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/25/08 - 8:25:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I don't.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 1/27/08 - 4:02:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I know this Mormon that can't seem to make anything come out of her mouth except for back-handed compliments. And she doesn't see that she's saying anything offensive at all.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 1/27/08 - 4:07:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why did you have to add that the person is Mormon...?

I'm not offended, but seriously... why?
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 1/27/08 - 5:12:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Also, thanks to whichever mod added the picture. I wasn't adept at finding pictures for this one.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 1/31/08 - 7:09:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
My neice does that to me, but in a joking way, so we're both totally cool with it.

[niece]V
And she does it back to me too lol!
9 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 4/6/08 - 4:35:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I jokingly do it. But I don't know anyone who REALLY does it.
9 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 6/15/08 - 7:01:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah! I just want to smack him sometimes!
9 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 6/15/08 - 7:03:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
i do that all the time, you can't let people's egos get too big.
9 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 6/15/08 - 8:10:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lol, yeah, me. Only usually when I'm joking around, sometimes I say them and I meant them, but I didn't think they were negative while they were coming out. Of course I only talk to my friends, too nervous around others, so it's all cool.
9 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/22/08 - 8:58:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's pretty passive aggressive.
8 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/08 - 10:54:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
My girlfriend's best friend, a little mormon private part, does that all the time.

I hate her.
8 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/08 - 10:54:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's right. I can't say c*nt.
8 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/08 - 1:42:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thats annoying .... sometimes i use the second term
8 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 9/19/09 - 10:35:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
There are legions of those people in my field.



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