5 thoughts on “The Need to Please: The Psychology of People-Pleasing

  • January 26, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Hi Sharon,

    great article! Espacially the part about the fear of being judged by others. As an introvert person I can relat to that.

    What helped me deal with this issue is meditation. I meditate after I wake up and before I go to bed. And over time I stopped worrying so much and became a more relaxed and confident person.

    Anyway, keep up the good work!

  • January 28, 2020 at 9:56 am

    I loved learning about the explanation going back to our DNA….it amused me learning about how instinctual it is 🙂 …helps me not be so hard on myself….I love your writings.!!! I’m so much further along in my own journey from abuse with your help and insights. May the blessings be! THANK YOU!

  • April 28, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Is it possible to be a people pleaser with people you feel inferior to, and more assertive and in control with others? I feel like I definitely fit the mould in regards to being a people pleaser, but not with everyone, and not on every subject. I’m also a lot more aware of my interactions with others now.


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