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No matter how long it's been since the Oprah Winfrey Show was on the air, we'll always be enticed by just about anything the TV icon has to say. During a panel at the Tribeca TV Festival last week, Winfrey revealed the one thing that every guest she's interviewed asked her after the cameras were off—and it's pretty telling about the human experience.
Each guest featured on every one of the 4561 episodes of the Oprah Winfrey Show would confide in Winfrey after the show to ask, "Was that okay?" BuzzFeed reports. Whether she was interviewing President Barack Obama, Beyoncé, or someone who had lost their family, she was asked the same question. "Everybody that I ever interviewed, after every interview, at some point somebody would say, 'how was that? Was that okay? How'd I do?'" Winfrey shared.
So if you find yourself seeking validation for a job well done in your career or personal life, you're not alone. It seems that just about everyone from all walks of life is wondering the same thing (yes, even Beyoncé).
If there's one thing you can take away from Winfrey's insights, which she's slowly gleaned over the last decade, it's that, at the end of the day, everyone can be hard on themselves. You are not alone in your concerns with how well you present yourself to the world and your ability to do a good job, no matter what that job may be.
Take this information with you to your next job interview, board meeting, or presentation, and remember that everyone around you is worried about the same things you are; it's a universally human experience to want to be well-liked and respected.
Read the full story at BuzzFeed, and hear everything Winfrey had to say at the Tribeca TV Festival for more.