Showing off and the need for acceptance

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Showing off and the need for acceptance

Everyone doesn't like those who show off, right?
At least that's how i used to think of showing off before i studied psychology because after i did i discovered that it's really wise to like people who show off in front of you.

sounds weird? then read this article to know why do people like to show off.

Why do some people like to show off

Humans are social beings by nature, the support that a person gets out of his friends and family can help him get over many mental health issues and physical health problems.

Even Some mammals were found to experience symptoms similar to depression symptoms when they were isolated from their group.

Because intimacy is very important to humans everyone strives for acceptance and for the love of others in his own way.

If it happened that a human being felt that he needs more effort in order to be liked or to be accepted by others then he might start to show off.

So showing off is an act that people do when they feel that others don't pay attention to them or when they believe that others aren't aware of their real worth.

So contrary to common beliefs people who show off aren't arrogant but they are just in need of love and acceptance.

Why you should like people who show off

In the Solid Self confidence program i said that showy people don't usually show off in front of everybody but they show off in front of the ones who are important to them in order to gain their love and acceptance.

That's why you should like showy people!! After all if someone is showing off in front of you then this means that you are important to him and that being liked by you is an important goal for him!!

Intelligent showing off

While showing off is usually a result of feelings of insecurity and the fear of being rejected still there is another type of showing off which is extremely useful and that is not related to insecurity.

Sometimes you can show off to reach a certain goal in your mind even though you don't have any insecurities. For example, why do you think i display a hit counter on the top left of this website? its because i understand that whenever someone will see the counter and find that this site has got 17,000,000 visits so far he will trust it and believe in it more.

There is no problem in showing off if you know exactly what goal you are going after and if showing off wasn't caused by fear of rejection or insecurities. However if insecurity was the main reason you show off then you should work on fixing your self esteem.

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