Someone at work wants to put me down.
He indirectly puts my thesis and my efforts down. He constantly asks how my thesis is doing, probably wishing it goes horrible.
The last thing I will do is to admit that it currently goes really bad.
I guess he feels intimidated by me. We have the same qualification for his job and he is fairly new working in this position.
I take it as a compliment.
Thanks for the encouragement!