Does Authenticity Come at a Price?

I just finished reading an article on people-pleasing and the need for authenticity. According to the comments I read, my happiness depends on how willing I am to pretend. One person summed it up this way: “To actually be true to yourself the vast majority of the time...

10 Signs You Might Be a Pushover

There’s a fine line between being too nice and being a pushover. Every day we make choices – choices that determine everything from how we spend our time to how we feel about ourselves. Do you often wonder what happened to your day – or your week? Do you look back and...

Are You a People Pleaser?

By now we all realize that being a people pleaser has its downside. Putting other people’s needs before your own can lead to exhaustion, frustration and an unfulfilling life. You can’t say yes to what’s most important to you without saying no to distractions. But, of...

Making Excuses

In the first post of this series on people-pleasing, we looked at the downside of needing approval. We also explored the decision-making process. Now let’s look at another sign: making excuses. Often it’s a good idea to tell someone why you can’t do as they ask. If...

How to Deal with People Pleasing

In the first three parts of this series, we explored some of the more common signs of the “disease to please”. Now I’d like to discuss some of the top causes and how to deal with people pleasing. Signs of being a people-pleaser People-pleasers have at...

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