i understand its annoying. what if we genuinely believe that of ourselves? I don't do what you mentioned above tho. like if I get called beautiful, I won't say I look ugly, but I tend to pause a little bit before saying thank u. I'm not really insecure, like what I have will do, but I guess I do put myself up against the idea of what's beautiful these days and I don't quite measure up, you know?
would a guy get annoyed if I explained it like that? or do they think I'm lying? I'm jus tellin you the honest truth. like I don't think I'm ugly but I don't think I'm beautiful either. that's why I hesitate a little when I do get a compliment. like I appreciate it so much but I don't believe the same of myself you know?
I don't think they're "pretending" to look down on themselves, I think people that do that usually do feel bad about themselves, for one reason or another.
I know what you mean though, because it is annoying and it's actually kind of rude not to say "thank you". There's a guy here on GAG who constantly gripes about how unlucky he is with women and how's it's because he's so ugly. Twice, I've told him I thought he was good looking so I didn't understand why he thought that, and both times he just replied, "No, I'm definitely not good looking." No thank you or anything. My immediate thought was, "NOW I know what the problem is and NOW I know why others don't compliment you." It's annoying when people are THAT "woe is me", it just makes me want to say "BOO HOO!"