It also might be someone's honest opinion. Just saying.....Stating "you are amazing" is a compliment. It may also be compassion in some cases.
I'm glad you said that because I never really thought of it before. And yet, maybe it should have been glaringly obvious. I've never likely compliments and I'm thinking this is a big part of the reason.I understand not wanting to be told you are amazing when that’s not how you feel. That can be invalidating.
Nothing useful to add @Justmehere. Sorry! I wonder how "normal" people feel about compliments in general and the ones that come off as patronizing in particular? I wonder how the T would handle it if you came back with "Do you really MEAN that?" I kind of suspect that "compliments" are likely to be related to core belief type things. That might tie into "How to manage a pandemic combined with everything else" but it also might be a bigger, more complicated topic. (Still might be worth exploring though.)