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Approval Seeker?: How To Overcome The Need To Please Others

Approval addiction — or the intense desire to obtain approval or avoid rejection from other people leads to certain habitual behaviors.

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Do we all care deeply what others think? And is it total bullshit when someone says they don’t?

What’s Not Said: When People Either Love Or Hate You

In this column, I talk about things other people think or say, but not out loud, and certainly not in public. No one wants to say, “People either love me or hate me” because it sounds ridiculous and arrogant and icky.

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