Every human being on the planet yearns for approval from someone, whether it is a parent, a child, a spouse, a romantic interest, or even a boss or a mentor. The human psyche is developed to want approval from others so that society survives and people do the right things. Self approval is also important. Too many people look for approval from others yet they do not approve of or accept who they themselves really are. This can lead to many problems in life and may cause destructive patterns to start. When approval becomes too important it can cause poor decisions to be made in a search for further encouragement. When appropriate it is possible for approval to provide incredible motivation but if too much is given and constant acceptance is experienced this can cause negative reactions and consequences.