verb: when someone purposely fishes for compliments from other people to reassure themselves that they are in fact good looking and/or good at a certain subject.
see also: ego, ego high, ego-tastic, ego trippin
Dylan: hey ladies, I'm looking mighty fine today don't cha think? Man I'm good and looking good!
Leanne: (*awkwardly replies*) yeah man, shit you're friggen sexy...wait... aren't you like 15?
Mary: Leanne don't buy that crap, he's just looking for an ego stroke...he's not even that GREAT looking! It looks like he just got ran over by the ice cream truck that says "watch for children" all over it.