This is going to be short sweet and to the point because I've got to get to bed...
But I was pondering some thoughts tonight, trying to explain a person's behavior to myself. [Us psychology people are ALWAYS doing this sort of thing...HA!] Anyways...
I think some people are constantly seeking outside approval and need people to constantly be telling them of their approval of them. They want constant empathy or even sympathy for their situation. With these individuals I think many times it is important to look back and see if in that situation the person is needing all that feedback to justify their own approval of them self.
I think a lot comes down to self-examination and seeing if YOU alone approve of yourself.
First you've got to love yourself.
Many times those who don't love themselves are in dyer need for approval and feedback from others, especially if they know where they can go to get the approval they are seeking.
Do you love yourself?
[A quick analysis of this situation would be to explain it as low self-esteem, but I like to look more into it and delve into the rest of the story...HA!]