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People Pleasers

How to Stop People-Pleasing

Jen Smith | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Smith

Are you a People-Pleaser? Are you someone who always puts other peoples' feelings above your own or someone who makes the pursuit of other peoples hap...

How to Deal With Guilt Trips

Jen Smith | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Smith

Continuing to jump to a guilt trippers tune, reinforces their bad behavior and that they can get what they want via this route and is crazy making for you in the meantime! Here's a few ideas about how to deal with guilt trips in a healthy way:

How To Stop Being A People Pleaser -- Today

Honey Good | Posted 01.21.2017 | Fifty
Honey Good

What people pleasers should realize is that they face serious risks. They overcommit their time which creates emotional anxiety. People pleasers feel they have not been true to their feelings and then they become angry with themselves which creates internal stress.

9 Signs You Might Be A People Pleaser

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

What would happen if you said yes to everything? This is the premise of a Jim Carrey movie, but it's also a character type. People pleasers thrive off...

Frequent Cause of Divorce: The Wimpy Guy

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 07.07.2016 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

A client recently called and asked for an urgent appointment alone. She and her husband have been seeing me primarily because of one potentially relationship-ending issue: "I'm sick and tired of being with a wimp!" she said.

I'm Done Giving Myself Brownie Points... I'll Just Eat the Brownie

Lindsay Henry | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Lindsay Henry

I'm done counting points. I will eat the entire brownie. I will say no when I want to say no and try not to feel guilty about it.


Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice for those who hadn't, wouldn't or couldn't? Now that was terrifying.

Halloween and Our Inner Skeletons

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Giraldo Kerr

But the point remains. Halloween is here and somehow our own skeletons (in this case, our need for attention) tend to come out and demand -- I mean, command -- the spotlight. It is around this time of the year when we consciously or unconsciously become "hustlers" for attention.

How To Master The Art Of Saying 'No'

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

No! It's a pretty scary word, right? It certainly is for me. It's like a well-placed "boo!" bursting through the darkness from an unseen corner. In fact, I find "no" so scary that that I often have difficulty saying it, and that's just where my problem begins.

Are You A People-Pleaser? A Healthier Approach To Friendships

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

Trying to solve your crappy self-worth through outside approval is a race you're always going to be running at half-speed. When the outside approval dies down, that's the discomfort you have to sit with. That's the "you" you have to learn to love.

When To Stop Being A Hero

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Now, it's perfectly normal to gain recognition and satisfaction from being the only one who can solve a particular problem, but when the joy of the recognition quickly fades into resentment, stress or overwhelm, sorry -- you've become the hero at a great cost.

Turning 'Lonely' Into 'Happily Solo'

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

About nine months into my solo living it hit me -- I was enjoying my life a lot more than I did before.

Are You A People-Pleaser? You May Be Guilty Of This

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you hate letting down other people? A new study suggests you may be more apt to overeat in social situations (and yes, that includes Super Bowl par...

How To Stop Being A People-Pleaser

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Despite the self-empowerment messages we hear, people pleasing is still rampant, especially among women.

Nice People Can Finish First

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

People pleasers give themselves away and call it nice. But it's not nice if you feel used, taken for granted, and don't get your needs met.