Being Thanked Vs Being Appreciated

Everyone wants to be appreciated for their actions, but I hate being thanked. Giving thanks is the lowest form of showing appreciation. Worse yet, I’m forced to respond when I’m thanked and I don’t enjoy responding to people. I do things for others all the time but I’ve also passed up on many opportunities to help strangers just because I don’t want to deal with small talk during and after. …Yeah… I’m probably the weirdo here but still… it just sucks I guess.