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Approval Seeking Behavior

Approval Seeking Behavior

Approval Seeking Behavior

Approval is like a killer drug – it quickly becomes addictive and you develop a need for more. When you have this need for Approval, you value the opinions, beliefs and needs of other people above your own.

Someone else’s opinion of you is far more important than your own view of yourself. Experiencing disapproval can be very painful. Your complete decision making processes are eventually taken over by your need for approval, and you end up not taking any decision without their approval. You sacrifice your own ambitions and dreams just to maintain their approval. Some of the negative consequences of approval seeking behaviour are:

– Lack of personal fulfilment
– Lack of personal achievement
– Low self-confidence and self-esteem levels
– Increased stress levels
– Reduced performance

Here are common examples which many fail to recognise.

– Paying insincere compliments to gain approval
– Feeling worried, upset or insulted when someone else disagree with you
– Doing something that you don’t want to do because you’re afraid of saying “No”
– Spreading bad news and gossip just to gain attention

The world is not black and white. We are all entitled to our own thoughts, beliefs and opinions.

…to be contd.

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Dayo Fawusi
Dayo Fawusi
I am Dayo Fawusi - a UK certified professional life coach, US certified behavior consultant, writer, entrepreneur and a champion in Lean Six Sigma methodology. I am a gentle, optimistic and refined People manager, who looks for balance and harmony everywhere with a great sense of justice. I have a mission to cooperate, to persuade, to mediate, to conciliate, equalize things around me and work for the peace and harmony of the world. I have a deep interest in human performance development and world cultures. I spend most of my time coaching individuals and consulting on strategy, innovation, projects and human resource development. I have consistently in my previous jobs working with multinational and multifunctional groups, demonstrated strong ability to motivate, challenge and inspire individuals and groups to greater participation and dedication. I am skillful in creating vision, managing change and motivating others to achieve excellence in performance. I have great ability to identify patterns, structures and connections within information and quantifiable data.

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