You may not consider yourself a people pleaser. You might be looking at all the good traits you have, and you have every right to be proud of what you’ve achieved. You’re a hard worker- maybe even a little bit of a perfectionist. You’re good at caring for others, sometimes even being able to anticipate what they need. But the rest of the stuff lurking underneath is going to keep you from continuing to progress.
When you scratch the surface, you’ll find that people pleasing is actually coupled with a low self-worth. People pleasers are often afraid of being rejected or abandoned, and while this may push them to have some success, eventually- it’s going to lead them to burnout.
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