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Recognition in sociology is public acknowledgement of person's status or merits (achievements, virtues, service, etc.).
In psychology, excessively seeking for recognition is regarded as one of the defining traits of a narcissistic personality disorder.
Another example of recognition is when some person is accorded some special status, such as title or classification.
According to Charles Taylor, recognition of one's identity is both a fundamental need and a right, and non- or misrecognition is a form of oppression.
In workplaces, some use recognition among peers or from managers to encourage employee engagement. Recognition at work has been proven to help motivate employees.