Don’t take it personal. When someone doesn’t like you, we can release the need or approval and move on. As we know, like attracts like, so usually when they don’t like us it is because they are not like us. Rather than taking it personally, we can let them be who they are, accepting that each of us is allowed to have different opinions.
When we give others that freedom, we claim it for ourselves as well, releasing ourselves from the need for their approval so we can devote our energy toward more rewarding pursuits.
We all tend to validate our own thoughts and opinions by asking others theirs. Be honest…how many times have you looked to a friend, sibling, parent or spouse to tell you that you look good or are thinking the “right” thing?
While approval from others is a nice feeling, when we come to depend on it we may lose our way on our own path. There are those who will not like us no matter what we do, but that doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with us.