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Need for Approval

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

You Lie More Often Than You Think (And What To Do About It)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many people are challenged in their ability to be honest when it comes to saying what they really think to others. They are conflicted between what they really think, and their desire to not risk disapproval.

Stop Waiting For Permission: Do What You've Been Resisting

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 07.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Pagliarini

Whose permission do you need? Who needs to give you the nod of approval? Unless you're six years old, you don't need anyone's permission to create a better, fuller, richer life for yourself.

Would You Like To Stop Worrying About What Others Think?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

There is one specific belief that anyone with this problem almost certainly has: "What makes me good enough is having people think well of me."