Studies show that 99.8% of the population is severly addicted (7-scale) to the approval of others. This is not surprising, since are ancestors relied heavily on tribe approval for survival for at least 100,000 years. It’s in our DNA, and it’s one of the most debilitating psychological diseases known to man. It’s also illogical, as we know that few people outside of our closest family and friends spend any meaningful amount of time thinking about us. Watch this short video to see where you stand, as well as some suggestions on how to overcome it. For a deeper dive into the world of performance psychology, subscribe to

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

2 thoughts on “Are You an Approval Addict?”

  1. Absolutely correct, Steve. If we realized how seldom people think of us, we wouldn’t worry as much what they think.

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