I hate to admit to this, that I constantly seek for others' approval. I've read somewhere that this is an unhealthy ENTP trait. This occurred a lot more before than now, however, reflecting on my course of life thus far, I find that I had constantly tried to seek the approval/confirmation of others in almost everything that I do. There has been times where I don't care about what others think and just do whatever that is that I feel like doing at the time but there has also been times where I really care about others opinion and I want to hear that "you're doing a good job" or any praise along those lines. I've also found that I tend to seek this approval from the person that I may be interested in forming a more than a friend relationship with.
While I understand that this could be a developmental thing, possibility a skill that I am lacking, I am not okay with this daunting and constant urge to seek approval. I am in no way shameful or unconfident -- Or what's a better way to describe the situation is that I am confident in myself but am not confident in the decisions I can potentially make for fear or messing up?
My question to you is that...how can I be a better, more confident person, who would rely on others opinions and praise less and listen to myself more?