So… this one can be a doozy. Most of us aren’t even aware of the ways in which we persistently seek validation from others. How do you address a problem you aren’t even aware that you have? With some simple questions, of course..
So, let’s start here — a simple yes or no will help you to determine if this is or has been a problem for you,
Do you find yourself regularly displaced outside of your own experience, wondering and guessing at what another person is thinking/feeling?
Do you stop before you even start on new endeavors or projects because you are anxious over how others will perceive them?
Are you always or often the first person to say, “How are you?” or “How was your day?” to those closest to you?
Do you only show certain aspects of your personality, such as favored interests or hobbies, to carefully selected people in your life?
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