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To begin, there are times that I seek other people’s validation over my own. And I’m not even aware I’m doing it! If you can relate, here are 50 signs your own validation isn’t enough for you.
Did you know that it’s normal to want other people’s validation?
As humans, we’re social creatures who want acceptance and belonging. So, seeking other people’s validation is normal, natural and even healthy!
In fact, Oprah states that in the 35,000 interviews she’s conducted throughout her career, every single person asked for her validation afterward to confirm they had done a good job.
Yes, even Beyonce wanted to hear that validation from Oprah to tell her the interview went ok!
But when does seeking validation become a problem?
If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that at some point, looking for validation from others no longer feels good.
And when you’re constantly needing validation from others, it makes it very difficult to value your own personal validation.
According to Psychology Today:
“The problem arises when self-validation is not possible or is not valued. In other words, if an individual puts the opinion, approval, or recognition of someone else over their own feelings, they will need that external, other person’s validation on an ongoing basis.”
Meaning, you have to train yourself to start valuing YOUR OWN validation above other people’s.
Honestly, it’s still something I’m personally working to overcome!
While I’ve made a lot of progress, I still find myself seeking other people’s validation over my own sometimes.
If this is something you’re working on as well, here are 50 signs your own validation isn’t enough.
While at times we do need other people’s validation, if you constantly find yourself doing some of the above behaviors, it’s time to make a change.
Remember that you are your own person! More importantly, you’re an individual and you’re just as important as anyone else. It’s time to start prioritizing your own validation first.
Have you ever found yourself doing some of the above behaviors to find validation?
Let’s work on it together!
Click here to discover how good it feels to start validating yourself.