Now, it’s not terribly surprising that men fear rejection; after all, you feel as though your very existence is being judged.
Being rejected can feel as though it’s a response to you as a person rather than a reaction to the circumstance or situation. You feel like not only did everybody just watch you get shot down, but they’re all enjoying watching you being put back in your place.
Because our ancestors survived by being a part of a tribe, this need remains inside us and means that memories of rejection are stronger and more easily remembered than those of physical pain.
Give it a go yourself – thinking of some of your most painful memories will no doubt bring back emotionally painful thoughts over those times when you were in physical pain.
You follow up, you wait, things usually don’t pan out.
When you do find success, you realize that it came the way most things in life happen — organically, through people you know.
You know, that great guy you had so much fun with and never heard from again? She told me it was obvious that Bruce was interested in her.