Approval Seeking

Approval Seeking

Obsession: Doing things well, right
Compulsion: Focused in. I am ok because you think I am ok. Doing so you will like me

Unlike people pleasing, where the person is feels ok if someone else is ok, approval seekers may not actually be ok, but want the other person to think they are ok. Instead of the focus being on making others happy, the approval seeker does things so others will like them.