Wanting to Be Liked

What happens when you are obsessed with getting people to like you? (David Powlison, late counselor and editor)

That’s a very important question, and Powlison offers a thought-provoking answer: “You become flirtatious or artificial, a coward or a deceiver, a chameleon or a recluse.” Wanting to be liked by people is normal for all of us. No one wants to be disliked. The best way is to live a life of honesty and humility, which will attract genuine friends who like you for who you really are.

Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend (Proverbs 22:11).