The Fear of Being Too Much: People Pleasing & Staying Within The Lines
There is an essence, an undeniable feeling of achievement, that follows praise. It finally feels like we have done something right once our actions, choices, and behaviors are met with an applause. It’s a feeling of greatness, a feeling of acceptance. This external validation is unarguably short-lived and costly. Once we place such an exceeding amount of our self-worth into the hands of anyone but our own, the fear of not receiving those signals of approval lurk. Intensely.