'Belonging' is essential for humans. The lack of it is proven to lead to addiction. Needing to belong comes with a sting in the tail - fear of disapproval or worse, rejection. This is a great article and reflects my own experience. You have to learn to like & approve of yourself first. This is not arrogance. This is 'taking your place in the circle of life', stepping up and showing up as an adult. It's Stephen Covey's first habit 'Be Proactive', and it changed my life. For Motivational Mappers: we can the data for this and understand the role 'belonging' plays for our clients.
Read the full article here https://hbr.org/2019/05/how-to-stop-worrying-about-what-other-people-think-of-you?