How To Quit The Habit Of People Pleasing

By Jessica Sletmo

You won’t go very far in life by constantly putting everyone else’s needs before your own. Being nice is one thing, but being a people pleaser is taking it one step too far. The people around you are important, but so are you. This is how to quit the habit of people pleasing:

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Co No More: Letting Go Of People-Pleasing

By Darling Magazine

“People-pleasers put everyone else’s needs before their own. Now, when displayed in a healthy way selflessness is an amazing trait! Yet, for codependents it is less about selflessness and more about an unhealthy need to make sure all of those around us are taken care of and satisfied. Underneath everything is fear of rejection and a yearning for outside validation. It’s about wanting constant approval from others and the overwhelming desire to be wanted and needed. If you are reading and wondering if this describes you, here are a few warning signs to be looking for in your own life:”

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3 Ways To Stop People Pleasing

By Advice From A 20 Something

“I hope I’m not alone when I admit that unconsciously one of my biggest goals in life has been to please. I’ve always felt a responsibility to put others first and be well-liked, and that doesn’t always mean staying honest with my opinions.

Thankfully, my late 20s came with the realization that I was not only o.v.e.r. this exhausting attribute of mine, but ready to make some changes. And that’s not to say that all of a sudden I was a jerk or not tested by the need to please—because I’m still a nice person and struggle with this all the time—but I definitely now feel comfortable being truthful with myself and others.”

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I’m Good With Whatever: The High Price Of People Pleasing

By Darling Magazine

“At its core, people pleasing is rooted in fear. We worry about how our choices might impact or inconvenience others. Instead of asking the people in our lives for what we need and desire, we say no for them. We find ourselves settling for a role as a background character in others’ stories because we’re scared — often for good reason — to show up in our own.”

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5 Ways People-Pleasing Can Backfire At Work

By Career Girl Daily

“When you are at the early stages of your career it’s easy to feel the need to always say yes. Career girls trying to climb the workplace ladder can often get caught in the trap of being a people-pleaser. However, be aware that being a yes woman may cause issues in the workplace. Here are 5 ways being a people-pleaser can backfire:”

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