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RE: Psychology Addict # 39 | Need For Approval & External Validation

in #psychology3 years ago

Our need for approval and validation stems from our innate necessity to feel included.

In terms of social media, I agree.

Recently, I went with a friend of mine at late hours to meet her husband who was landing at the airport that night. She wore a casual slipon.
While I saw nothing wrong with that, she told me that what she wore was not too good, and I asked her why, she said because ladies are going to comment negatively about the slip on.

This means her consciousness already developed to having or accepting approval from folks.

I think the best way to life a free and non pleasing life is to stop seeking external approval consciously or subconsciously.

An excellent post you have served us with. Thanks.

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Hello there dear @turpsy :)

Thank you so much for stopping by once again.

Our need to feel included is true for both the online and oofline world :)
It is because of this need that we have become social beings able to form long-lasting, deep relationships and friendships!

Your friends case illustrates Carl Roger's theory so well : the constant battle we face going back and forth, in our psyche, between who we really are and who we should be. Thank you for sharing it here with us. It is very pertinent to this discussion :)

All the best to you always :*

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