You are who you think other people think you are.
As social beings, opinions are contagious. Whatever praise or criticisms we receive, you can’t help but take them on board as a reflection of humankinds opinion of you.
In the search for social acceptance, we can look towards the dopamine fuelled pleasure of narcissism on social media; “Like” me, “follow” me! LOOK AT ME!!!
Unfortunately, this hollow form of self-acceptance is ultimately superficial and a down-ward spiral towards narcissism and people-pleasing.
Look inward to find who you really are, and ultimately respect and accept it.
With a clear view, you can praise all your values and vices without the need of constant external input.
There is a lot more to say, but I only wanted to make a quick note/reflection. Think about it, to your and your loved ones benefit.