Few enjoy receiving negative personal criticism. The criticism of others is something we have no control over. The only way to avoid the judgement of others is to behave in compliance with what is acceptable to them. It is impossible to be all things to all people without ‘betraying our self’. If our behaviour is judged favourably by one but unacceptable by another we are always judged unfavourably by at least one. Why look for the acceptance or approval of others? Why is the approval of others so important to so many?

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