Are You A People-Pleaser? Here’s How to Stop!
There’s nothing inherently wrong with being nice or kind to someone else. In fact, it’s a pretty valuable trait. But it can also be something we do to avoid disappointing others or put pressure on ourselves to live up to an ideal image. A lot of people-pleasers consciously choose to act this way because they are afraid of upsetting others. It is a great way to avoid conflict, but in the long run it will leave you feeling drained and unhappy. It’s hard to be true to yourself when you’re always changing your actions and words based on what you think other people want.
It becomes easy to focus the majority of your energy on pleasing other people rather than focusing on providing yourself with happiness. As a result, this kind of behavior inevitably causes low self-esteem, feeling like there are too many expectations on you, and the development of poor coping skills.
Below are 13 tips that will help you stop being a people-pleaser, accept yourself, and become a much happier human being….
By Joan Smith, LCSW
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