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Escape People Pleasing

on December 20, 2014

Health Psychology Consultancy

How to Escape People Pleasing

One of my readers asked for some more tips on how to to stop being a people pleaser, a personality type I described in another post.


If you are in the habit of saying “Yes” to others as a way of getting their approval, and also because it makes you feel important and needed, then you know by now there are certain drawbacks to being a serial people-pleaser:

  • People will use and abuse you because you’re an easy target.

  • You feel unhappy and frustrated because you neglect to take care of your needs.

  • You are emotionally exhausted a lot of the time.

  • You live with a constant fear of rejection.

Here are four tips on how to break the cycle of people-pleasing. Try using them as often as you can; you owe it to yourself.


Become Aware of the Habit

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