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Be Yourself

Passivity and people pleasing All too often we try to fade into the background. We speak in hushed tones on the train.We tiptoe when our shoes are too noisy and we try in many ways to be as inconspicuous as possible. We just want to fit in and not draw attention to ourselves..why? Lack of self-confidence It usually stems from …

self sacrifice

Self Sacrifice

    Relationships are a transaction Are you giving too much? Do you know the limits when trying too hard starts to work against you? It seems that many people do not. Underneath we tend to be ‘people pleasers’ in that we want to be liked and accepted. A need to fit in is healthy and it ensured survival in …

It’s your life

  It’s your life We all care far too much about what other people think of us. I would like to think that after all my years of training and working as a mental health professional that I would be a lot better at following my own inner wisdom. I do however still catch myself worrying about what other people …

Why ‘people pleasing’ is bad for you

Why ‘people pleasing’ is bad for you Is it important to you to be well liked and accepted by others? Most people would agree that they want to be liked by others. The trouble starts however, when we go out of our way to please others, often at the expense of ourselves. When we try too hard or put other …