I received a compliment the other day, or at least a defining statement on a personality trait I possess, and I feel weird about it.

Some compliments are just weird because they're based on innate things that we just don't have much control over. But there isn't really a good way to respond to it with a polite "thank you". Does anyone else struggle with this? I know it comes from a place of kindness, but it's not exactly like I worked for it so I don't feel like it's worth having pride over.

This is a messy post of stray thoughts, but it's been rattling around in my head for a while now.