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16 Of The Most Insulting Compliments

An insult is still an insult, no matter how subtle. 

16 Of The Most Insulting Compliments
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Watch out for these revealing sayings some people pepper throughout their conversations. 

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1. "Hey, you're on time!"
"Hey, you're on time!"
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When you congratulate chronically late friends on making it on time you may think you're rewarding good behavior but your "compliment" will likely have the opposite effect.

"You're just pointing out that lateness is their norm and calling attention to that," says Laura MacLeod, a licensed social worker and founder of From The Inside Out Project.

"This also can come across as condescending."



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