Are You a People Pleaser?
Pleasing other people—who could find fault with that? Isn’t it a good thing to consider the needs of others, to be gracious, to be nice? By all means!
But at the expense of what?
For some the desire to please is so addictive that it comes at the expense of their own health, relationships, and other priorities.
It does not stop there.
How might this show up in your leadership?
You may have a hard time making a decision because you want to make sure you have the consensus of everyone.
You take on too much work knowing full well that you don't really have the time to complete it.
You overbook yourself, without even looking at your commitments.
Does any of this sound familiar?
“As a people-pleaser, you feel controlled by your need to please others and addicted to their approval. At the same time, you feel out of control over the pressures and demands on your life that these needs have created.” The Disease to Please, Harriet B. Braiker, Ph.D.