Not liking compliments seemed very alien until I got this explanation (from Charlie, INTP friend). I only dislike compliments if they feel disingenuous or manipulative. As I like emotions and I rarely feel overwhelmed by them.

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"Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Work on the negatives. And if it doesn’t work out this time, take another shot."

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"Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something."

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A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative

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Here’s a full spectrum of pretty things. Structure Minerals collected these specimens for you to have, hold and ogle.

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Lake Retba in Senegal

The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.

Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: “The strawberry colour is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina.

“They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.

“Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive.”

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