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What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty!
"A fascinating book... If you struggle with where, when, and how to draw the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast
People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage.
Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery.
Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome.
As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.
If you are suffering from the "Mr. Nice guy" symptom, you're going to love this book. Hands down, this is one of the best book written in the subject of people-pleasing. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ari Ba
A must read for everyone. I reccomend this book to all senior teenagers who are coming of age.
It was very mentally jarring, when I look at all of the time I wasted.
The ideas presented are good. Reading was generally pleasant. A bit of gender biased though.Published 1 month ago by Roger Deo
Got this book for a book group proposed by some co-workers. We are all enjoying this book in the fact that it is challenging us to overcome our people-pleasing tendencies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hopper
Awesome book! If you feel you have to please everyone and make everyone happy, at some time, you will burn out. Helped me begin to take care of myself and not feel guilty about it.Published 4 months ago by Tjw
This book is neccessary for everyone to read. It is a quick read, funny as you think the book was written by someone videotaping you life! Read morePublished 6 months ago by laughter
Really enjoyed the insight here. She covers various ways we fall into the trap of pleasing others with little concern for the outcome of the self.Published 6 months ago by Stephanie
This book is on point. It takes having the disease to actually realize how true this is. I will not be afraid to say no.Published 6 months ago by Kimberlee Cato