This is a question we often wordlessly ask. We so desperately want to be wanted and valued. When we have expectations without fully expressing our needs and desires, we set ourselves and others up for disappointment.
Should we decide with certainty that we are enough in any given situation the request comes as an invitation rather than a demand. People that show who they are while being unattached to acceptance and approval, blended with an appropriate amount of humility, are most attractive to be sure.
Self awareness and acceptance goes a long way in developing respect and acknowledgement from others.