Some background about my life, I used to be very skinny, hunched over, insecure, introverted, looked angry all the time. Im 23 now and in the recent year, I started eating healthier, lifting weights, sociable, just improving my confidence in being an adult. I have a cousin whos about 10 years older, and throughout my life he would always criticize me about being skinny and not sociable, all the negative things about me. I know he means well, but it always bothered me greatly. Fast forward to now, and I had a family gathering this past week and he was treating me differently and just giving me compliments on how I changed. I am proud of myself for taking big steps, but at the same time it bothers me how just because I improved outwardly, he would think of me any differently. I am still the same person on the inside. I am just venting, but I feel people should treat people the same, not because of all the superficial stuff. Anyone ever had similar situations where you made a big change and people reacted to it? Thanks.