I feel like overall, I am someone that expresses appreciation. If I appreciate something someone has done, I really make a point to say something. The problem comes sometimes that I find it really hard to feign emotions that I don’t feel. It is super difficult for me to “pet” someone’s ego, just because they think I should be impressed.
On the flip side, things can be read totally wrong it seems.
If I express appreciation… its just that.. just a desire for you to know or understand that I appreciated something.
It doesn’t mean anything more, its not a ploy, or intended as a romantic gesture. It is rather sad too me how many people think that positive affirmation from anyone must mean they are romantically interested.