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Are you a people pleaser and have trouble saying no? Are tortured by the idea that someone might not like you? I want to help you to stop people pleasing. Why am I always seeking validation? How can I stop being a people pleaser? This is about being able to take control of your own Pleaser looking to please A people pleaser is someone who tries hard to make others happy. They will often go out of their way to please someone, even if it means taking their own valuable time or resources away from them. People pleasers often act the way they do because of their insecurities and lack of self-esteem.
According to Dr. Susan Newmanpeople pleasers want everyone around them to be happy… and they will do whatever it takes to keep them that way. The constant validation gained from being a people pleaser makes them feel like they are needed and useful. Your personality is NOT a choice. People higher in agreeableness tend to be more prone to people pleasing than other personality types. Find out by taking our Big 5 Personality Quiz below:. Does any of this relate to you?
Then you are angry, both at them AND at yourself for saying yes. You can say that you have to check your schedule, your to-do list, or your spouse. This is so much easier than doing it in person. And, it gives you time to make the right choice.
This small amount of time is all you need, according to a Columbia University studyto make better decisions. This is especially true for people pleasers, since it can be an automatic reaction to just say yes to all requests asked of them.
So for people pleasers, this means taking a slightly longer pause before you make any decision to lock in obligations. Silence is a completely normal part of any social interaction, and even makes you seem more confident and powerful! The easiest small noes are over chat or text since you have time to reply.
You can also try offering alternatives. Want to really learn how to be socially assertive? One of the best ways to stop people-pleasing is to learn how to break free from social anxiety and get more confidence. Toxic people and fake friends LOVE to push boundaries. They say. I want you to think of a time where you cracked a joke or tried to Pleaser looking to please funny, and nobody laughed.
Or maybe a time where you tried hard to be taken seriously and were completely ignored. According to the American Psychological Associationa study was conducted in which adults and college students told open-ended stories about meaningful times in their lives:. Now think back to your cringe moment. Think of the people surrounding you at the time, and ask yourself:.
I want you to take the focus away from yourself. I go to a local gym class. One day in class the teacher decided we were all going to run the mile a competition for time to kick off the class. I have terrible memories of running the mile. I was really overweight as and teenager and remember having terrible social anxiety and hyperventilating during the weekly run-the-mile PE classes.
As I waited I had all kinds of negative internal banter. I was berating myself for being anxious—I actually can run the mile now and do it regularly, but the timing and public competition aspect was super triggering.
Not one minute in and I was beginning to get really worked up. I started to feel a panic attack coming on. I finished the mile and burst into tears. My teacher was baffled. I hate this so much! In elementary school we literally had to run the mile. I started to time myself on mile runs.
I invited a trusted friend on a friendly mile run. We timed ourselves. I began to rewrite this as healthy competition. She was doing her job. If I had said no in the first place, I never would have had that response. For weeks I agonized about apologizing to her for my outburst. Finally, one fateful day, I approached her.
Can I apologize to you about something? A few weeks ago I yelled at you after the 1 mile run and I feel really, really bad about it. It was kinda triggering for me and I took it out on you. I should have said no to that activity.
Um, what?! I have rewritten that story too. When rewriting your story, try to think of the reality, the truth, the emotions, the positive, the underlying growth. Did you learn something? How did you benefit? What value did you offer others? How did this experience change you for the better?
Once a week I sit down and re-evaluate my long- and short-term goals for the week. I want to know what I am doing this week that gets me closer to where I want to be in 5 years. It was great fun, but it was draining. But I had a really, really hard time saying no. I loved all these entrepreneurs!
I wanted to support them! So week after week I said yes and overbooked myself. Then, I had an idea for a big bonus for my course People School. I wanted to write a relationship planner for students to journal about the important people in their lives.
But a lot of work. I needed hours and hours to work out the kinks and put together something amazing. Become the Best You. As you have been reading this article, is there one specific person you have been thinking of? Someone who is constantly asking you for things that you are sucked into?
Someone who is wasting your time and energy? If you have a toxic person, please get them out! Check out my post on the 7 Types of Toxic People or watch my free training on how to deal with difficult people at work. According to a survey by Coca-Cola of 2, Londoners:. People on average say sorry up to 7 times per day. I know you can do it! I am rooting for you like Rob Schneider in The Waterboy. Psst… Try this! And what if your phrase is too dramatic or inappropriate for a small situation? You know my treadmill story above? The hardest part about reliving old stories is that they tend to demoralize you or you use them to demoralize yourself.
Most people pleasers are like me in this situation: desperate for validation and appreciation. One study conducted by the University College London and Aarhus University in Denmark actually found that we can tell who are validation seekers simply by looking at their brain scans. I want you to rely on internal validation, not external. The best way to fight people pleasing is to build up what makes you feel good.
Her groundbreaking book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People has been translated into more than 16 languages. As a recovering awkward person, Pleaser looking to please helps millions find their inner charisma. She regularly le innovative corporate workshops and helps thousands of individual professionals in her online program People School. I have been a people pleaser my entire life, and did not associate it with low self esteem.
I also never saw it in a negative light. I will take the content of the article and look into this more.
I think I have a lot of self discovery to seek out. I read this article at a time when i was really trying to fight drug addiction and pleasing people. I have realized that my validation comes from pleasing other people which is wrong. Thanks to the author of this article as it has helped me view aspects of life from a different perspective. But everyone gets excited for pizza! Everyone loves pizza! Why are they better than me? I want to change myself permanently, so that people adore me once they see Pleaser looking to please.
I wonder how to do that…. This article is full of insight encouragement. I will use these tips to help recover from the addiction of people pleasing and focusing on self-love. Thank you! I am finding it lots easier to say no after People School and now that I have clear goals. Ty Vanessa as I regain my own sense of self. This is just super stuff! Thank you very much for this article, very informative. I also like the idea that I am not a pizza, I hope it really sticks to my head. Thanks for the article. Truely an eye opener. I have identified with one of the ways of people pleasing.
Great article! I need to read it a few more times to make sure it sinks in. I am not the pizza. Thank you very much.Pleaser looking to please
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