There is a thin line between being nice to people and people-pleasing. It is one thing to always want to help people to make them happy but when this goes beyond simple kindness, then you are toeing the line of people-pleasing.
As a people-pleaser, you go out of your way to do things for the people in your life, based on what you assume they want or need. You give up your time and energy to get them to like you.
Being a people-pleaser is a damaging habit as you neglect yourself and place people’s wants as more important than our own needs.
Keep reading to recognise some telltale signs that can help you know if you are a people-pleaser. You have a low opinion of yourself.
People pleasers often deal with low self-esteem and draw their self-worth from the approval of others. You convince yourself that people care about you when you are useful to them and their praise/appreciation acts as a validation to your existence.
You need others to like you
Source: Guardian Newspaper