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Updated 03 June 2015

Are you a people-pleaser?

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Sometimes the lines between being polite and being pressured become blurred, especially when you're out with friends.

You set a curfew and tell yourself you'd limit alcoholic beverages to a drink or two, yet there you are finishing the bottle of wine well after 11pm, because those hard-core drinking buddies keep bullying you to stay for one more drink.

A study done on people pleasing showed that people-pleasers don't want to rock the boat or upset the sense of social harmony.

Behaviour that is motivated by the fear of losing someone’s love or approval is unhealthy and self-destructive as it may leave you feeling less pleased with yourself. 

Rather, learn the skill of saying "NO".

 
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