I´m aware that I have validation/approval issues. I am curious if anyone else has this and how they deal with it, and if there is any insight as to its root cause and possible solutions. I mean this in the sense that I try to impress people overly much, generally intellectually, and I care too much about what other people think. This tends to come out with my peers, but I have felt myself doing it with my mother as well. I do not feel this at all with close friends, but generally with new aquaintances.