Let start off by stating that I am an INT. I have always been this, even as a three year old. And I own a killer INT Death Stare. At times I have been known to deliver an evaluation of what I truly think about a situation, often causing much unhappiness at my assessment of the reality.
I say this because this because being a While Male INT with a Death Stare put me on a path where validation from the outside was not something to be expected. As a child, I perhaps received some validation from my excellent school grades. And my Mom liked me. That was pretty much it.
As an adult; it is pretty much the same thing. There were a few periods where I did dabble with a desire for validation, but those quickly passed. Mostly, I dealt with an internal validation, where I was gratified with completing a task well, or doing a good deed. Basically, I can live just fine without any validation. This allows for a clear mind, and also allows for a clear purpose.
Now contrast that to many (especially modern) people. They live for validation, for every moment of their lives. A large number of these people are girls and young women. I have a difficulty seeing how people could live like this, for with me, contentment comes from doing not being, and furthermore it comes from the inside. So many young females expect validation for just being; if this does not lead to an entitlement mentality, I am not sure what would.
Perhaps I have not enjoyed the gratification of validation as other people have, but I believe that I in many ways am better for it. What say you?