I will confess a great character flaw: I want my work to be appreciated. I know we're supposed to labor for the sake of the work -- and most times, I can do that -- but sometimes I'd like a pat on the back.
At times I've wanted to be appreciated more than paid. My poor bank account sure looks that way.
By the way, I'm talking about creative work. And no, this isn't a call for you to pat me on the back. It's more of a reminder to myself to not be so dang ... needy, I guess.
I think I might be in overshare mode. Just avert your eyes until it's over.