Some people do care about what the others think of them and some do not. Usually, the ones who don't care say that they "don't depend on social opinion" - they do whatever they want to do and act a way that may be not accepted by many people. And so, they say that the main mistake of the ones, who care is something like Dependence on social opinion.

Is there in English some special word or word combination for this "dependence"? Like "Social addiction" :D

After reading comments I got, that maybe there is no special word for this situation.
Again, I'm not talking about disorder or abnormality - this is usual behaviour of most people. When we don't do something "stupid", because we think - "Omg, what will people think of me". We don't try to get to know a girl on the streen - "Omg, that's so stupid - if she refuses me, I'll look so stupid".
Usually, so-called PUA (pickup artists) use this word - "Guys, the main problem is that you do care what the others people think of you. You aren't free" - and so on. In Russian language there's no special word - just "social dependence". I thought, maybe there is some special word for the situation, but seems that I was wrong.

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  • This is not a good answer so I am putting it in a comment. It doesn't meet the OP requirement of an 'addiction' but I would describe someone like that as gregarious. – Joan Schneider Mar 1 '16 at 23:41
  • I have never heard anyone say "I don't depend on social opinion." This sentence doesn't really make sense. Most people would say instead that they "don't care what people think." – GoldenGremlin Mar 2 '16 at 0:42
  • Does social butterfly mean what you are looking for? – NVZ Mar 2 '16 at 13:43
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    You may be looking for the word "conformity" – moonstar Apr 1 '16 at 14:28
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    moonstar2001 is on the right track. 'Conformist' is a good place to start. – Solocutor Apr 1 '16 at 15:29

One (extreme) variant is histrionic personality disorder.

noun. A personality disorder characterized by excessive emotionality and persistent attention-seeking behavior.

-- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language

More details on HPD at Wikipedia and the symptoms described by OP could be due to many other disorders.

  • I'm not looking for disorder. Just people, who don't care about what the others think, they claim, that this so-called 'dependence' is the main problem of people, who care. Problem, but not disorder. This so-called dependence is normally accepted by many people - "Yes, I do care what the others think of me and I don't act like foolish idiot" "I've dropped ice cream on my pants - OMG, people around me probably thought of me as of idiot" – GriMel Mar 2 '16 at 12:36

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