Something that has always given me much anxiety was the knowledge that I was broadcasting too much interest towards the people who interested me. Too eager to please, to afraid to look bad, all these behaviors lead people to turn away from you. Thus we arrive at this strange fucking paradox: You must actually, genuinely, and honestly not care about whether or not somebody likes you, if you want them to like you. I have so much trouble reconciling this in my head that I find it nearly impossible to lower my approval-seeking body language and mannerisms. Does anyone else have this dilemma?