How important is social approval to you?

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How important is social approval to you?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Do you care what other's think or don't you care? Maybe you fall somewhere in the spectrum between the two? I'm interested in hearing what you think!
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Virgingasms Virgingasms
There's a quote from Bernard Baruch (often cited to Dr. Suess), "Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."
04/01/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Virgingasms
There's a quote from Bernard Baruch (often cited to Dr. Suess), "Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."
I really like that, thanks for sharing it!
04/01/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Do you care what other's think or don't you care? Maybe you fall somewhere in the spectrum between the two? I'm interested in hearing what you think!
i could care less. as long as the people who love me accept me thats all i care. i am happy with myself and that is what matter.s
04/01/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I really don't care. There are a handful of people who are important enough to me that I respect their opinions of my actions and might listen if they were upset about something, but for the most part I don't pay attention to that kind of thing. The random people who I encounter out and about and may never see again, they could hate me or think I'm crazy and I don't care one way or the other!
04/01/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I suspected that I would find more people here to be in the could care less group!
04/01/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I can more than I should. I still feel insecure about a lot of things and worry that I'm not good enough in a lot of ways. I wish I fit into the "I couldn't care less" category, but I don't....yet.
04/01/2013
edeneve edeneve
well, I'm a combination of all the above. I care about how I present myself. I do the best I can to be as real as possible in any given situation. and there are some situations that do require a certain amount of holding one's cards to their chest, let's say for instance, with my boss.
04/01/2013
jennifur77 jennifur77
I really don't care but I wish my Klout score would go up for blogging purposes.
04/01/2013
js250 js250
It depends on the situation. If it is work related--yes I do care. I want to be accepted for doing the great job and the consideration for the awarding of contract(s).

For personal/social reasons there are a few people I care about their opinions and perceptions. These are the people I surround myself with from love and friendship. Other people, not so much. I do not want to be hated--but do not really care what the opinion of me is for them.
04/01/2013
anonymous1298304 anonymous1298304
i certainly don't care about conforming. but as far as what people think, i care more than i would like to. i try not to. you'd think that as i get older i would care less, but it's not always the case. what people think does not influence who i am or choices i make, but i do find myself reluctant to put my true self out there, mostly out of being tired of being judged, and having lost patience with haters.

one of my other issues that this made me think of is that i can be erratic or quirky sometimes, and i do get self conscious about it.

wow this was a good question!
04/01/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I'm not gonna be crazy out there, i'm usually reserved in public unless i'm with my family, then we just go crazy. My sister on the other hand will sing in public just walking down the street. She's so outgoing.
04/01/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I'm an artist and queer identifying---so not much.
04/01/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Not really. I am who and I am and I won't sacrifice myself for others. I'm quirky and outgoing. Some people like it, and others don't. My family and friends love me, which is all that matters.
04/01/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I'm not interested in the approval of anyone other than my boyfriend.
04/01/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Approval to the point of being able to keep a job with minimal bother from others.

And to not be burned at the stake. (It's the South ... we're halfway to the Dark Ages already ... )
04/01/2013
Peggi Peggi
Overall, I don't tend to care. If it's for a job, I will care to a certain extent, but there are some things that even with a job if they don't like, tough. I'm a hard worker, great with people, fast learner, all of the things employers love, but I also have an odd sense of humor, I keep weird pets that are sometimes brought up in conversation (like mice - I actually just got a new one and she's freaking adorable!) and if it's REQUIRED I will put clear ones in that you can't see, but I do have facial piercings, and I have 3 tattoos but you can't really see them unless I show you (foot and hip) but if people don't like that about me, I don't care.

Outside of work, I KNOW I'm a weirdo. And I don't mind if people stare at me and my group of friends daring enough to go out in public with me, I live my life to make ME happy not them
04/01/2013
AmethystQueen AmethystQueen
I won't change my convictions, but if it's my family, I do care what they think. I try with all my might to bridge the gap because I love them and need to trust them and have them in my corner 100%.
04/01/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by AmethystQueen
I won't change my convictions, but if it's my family, I do care what they think. I try with all my might to bridge the gap because I love them and need to trust them and have them in my corner 100%.
It's always a good thing to maintain good relations with your family, as long as they aren't pathological, as I'm sure your's are not. No one will support you like family, so I know what you mean about being careful about upsetting the balance.
04/07/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I care somewhat. I try to be someone that an average person could respect, but I wouldn't go out of my way to appease the crazy people/family I know. I won't go out of my way to annoy them either
04/08/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by anonymous1298304
i certainly don't care about conforming. but as far as what people think, i care more than i would like to. i try not to. you'd think that as i get older i would care less, but it's not always the case. what people think does not ...
I really identify with your answer! The whole first paragraph resonated with me & I, too avoid situations & people that want me to put myself out there when I know they might be shocked by what they find out. It's easier to avoid it because, as you say, I'm not going to conform,(unless that's what I decided was right for me.)

I hope to get some new answers to this discussion because after reading these good comments again, I think it's interesting & balances out the "do you like cheese" discussions. Let's get some of the new people to answer & maybe those who missed it the first time around!
05/07/2013
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