How did most of us get so jammed up in our attempts to get that very straight forward, simple acknowledgment that we crave and need?
What created the belief that wanting this is wrong?
Can we blame it on bullying parents?
On a narcissistic, attention hogging sibling?
On an overly demanding teacher?
If we assume that needing recognition is a normal human desire, how can we go about getting it in a healthy, productive way?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
A 5 STEP 'APPLAUSE EVALUATION'
I) To what degree do you feel appreciated by: (rate this on a scale of 1-10 with 10 high)
* Romantic Partners?
II) Do you play humble and hope others will figure out your contribution and acknowledge you?
III) Do you go in the opposite direction and grandstand in order to get acknowledged?
IV) Are you a 'know-it-all' always correcting and adding to others statements?
V) Were you a teacher's pet and still play that role hoping to get that same type of applause?
ARE YOUR STRATEGIES WORKING FOR YOU?