So I had a friend of 7 years tell me last night that she thinks I'm "perfect". She said that even when I have problems, she feels I am capable of fixing them and finding solutions, which makes her feel like she is less than me. Also, that I give good advice which is why she comes to me when she is having problems, but then feels bad when she can't follow through with making changes or resolving her problems. It really bothers me and it is not the first time I have heard this kind of thing. I don't think I am better than anyone else and I certainly don't want to make people whom I care about feel bad about themselves.
I immediately went to my ENTJ bf, and asked her why people think that...she said that she knows I can be a train wreck and have issues just like everyone else and she knows I am far from perfect. She said that she thinks that maybe it's because I am so selective about who I "unload" on. I guess I feel like I don't want to burden people with my issues, but I think it backfires at times.
Do you have this issue? How do you handle it?