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Human beings are almost entirely governed by two instincts: desire and the need to avoid loss.

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The gap from the way you act to the way you really want to act widens with every people-pleasing act.

Indeed, many of the people I was constantly trying to please said what they thought, did what they wanted and yet were still popular, Birnamwood WI housewives personals, respected even. To love you. You attract people less. Wanting to be approved of —and loved—is as natural as wanting food and shelter. I had always looked up to anyone who had the strength to go out and be themselves. Maybe not to your face, but in their hearts. I started taking notes from them, learning ways to stand up for myself, to give a straightforward answer, to say no.

Trying to please everyone is rooted in the fear of rejection. For instance you may love cooking, maybe making cup cakes. And as humans we hear alarm bells when we sense that someone is being false. And no one wants to be intimate or vulnerable with someone who hides their true feelings.

But the amazing thing is, there have been very few rows or repercussions. The one who will always say yes.

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This week, for instance, I said no to my boss…without passing out in fear! In fact, more than a problem, a disease. What used to be an enjoyable pastime now becomes a chore you hate.

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And far from disowning me, apart from a few people who were better out of my life, I am more liked and respected than I ever was before. Without intimacy, relationships wither and die.

I soon noticed that there were those who seemed immune to this disease. The irony is, because you end up seeming less attractive and less trustworthy, the very people you are trying to get approval from are often the people who reject you.

You hate the things you used to love. However, when you are being honest, you also beat yourself up for trying to get them to like you by putting their needs before your own. Harriet B. You dread disapproval.

So I set out to understand why the disease to please had taken over who I really was, why it consumed me. You become more resentful. How do you decide who to please? Nipomo politely refused to do something I felt strongly was an unfair Wife seeking sex Berthold. You fail to please the one person that matters.

Standing my ground that morning removed a situation that had been hideously stressful for three years. The content on Tiny Buddha is deed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. But the biggest failure in life is failing to be yourself. And not despite standing up for themselves, but seemingly because of it.

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And what happens if you are trying to please two Sex in Topeka Kansas fl who do not like each other? Who wants a two-faced friend? So you offer to cook some as a way of getting love and appreciation. It ends with up both of them disliking you as they believe you must be betraying them behind their backs. You love yourself less.

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You end up with the worst of both worlds. This site is not intended to provide and Wife want hot sex Rio not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice. But all too quickly that admiration would turn to adulation. How was I ever going to make it through life with that much stress and anxiety every day? Are you trying to please everyone?

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You end up with fewer friends. The one who never says no. They seemed to be manipulating me, taking advantage. And then, when I looked dispassionately at how they Looking for pussy Cecina tonight saw me, there was one overriding word that hit me—weak. In desperation you increase your people-pleasing behavior and it becomes a Mature nsa relationship Chard spiral.

Jacksonville Florida sexy woman people seek strong people to be around, so it was not surprising they were polite but always chose their true friends elsewhere. Boy, that was hurtful. Though I run this site, it is not mine. Pleasing everyone seems to be the answer, the safe way to inoculate yourself against conflict and confrontation in relationships, whether family, friends, or work.

So you never know what they are really thinking either, which le you to feel less confident in dealing with them. Read on to find out why it will never bring you the approval and love you seek and what to do instead to reclaim the real you and cure yourself. Laura Tong is a regular contributor on The Huffington Post and other top blogs.

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You feel they are taking advantage of you. It's not about me. But by now I was literally sick with the constant anxiety and stress over what to say and do, over who to be. Again, this is something I found from personal experience. And Housewives want hot sex Chino biggest rejection in life is rejecting yourself. The Disease To Please I know exactly how that feels. This leaves you feeling disappointed and ashamed of who you have become. Your stories and your wisdom Submissive male looken to play just as meaningful as mine.

You end up with less confidence. But soon you are either cooking them all the time for one person or, once again, you become the go-to person and you end up cooking them for everyone. But the most important reason to stop trying to please everyone has nothing to do with everyone and everything to do with just one person—you. The one who will always take on more work and stay late. And it made me ill. You become more manipulative. It's ours. Oh, help! Because those very people you wanted to admire, respect, and love you now reject you, you tell Matures en Windsor xxx that you cannot be a lovable person.

And in truth, you have no real way of knowing whether this is true or not, so you become more and more resentful of them. Trying to please everyone is tied into the fear of rejection and the fear of failure. And far from falling into a fire pit of angry responses Horny girl in allentown. local girls reprisals, my boss simply respected me the more for speaking out.

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Someone who hid their true feelings? Because you want everyone to like you. If you ingratiate yourself with one person and offer friendship, how do you now please that other Looking for some experimentation without un-pleasing the first?

I had to do something. But the alternative seemed impossible. You imagine they only like you because you say yes to their every whim. Are you afflicted with the disease to please?

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The very idea was enough to bring on a panic attack. Which is how you think they see your relationship with them. I found myself never speaking up, Housewives want nsa Hartford Connecticut 6114 going along with whatever they said and did, the eager puppy on their heels. You can cope; you are stronger than you think. Laura also hosts the Re-write The Rules In Your Life interview series where she shares awesome happiness and positivity tips from experts around the world.

I would often feel resentful when a friend or colleague was asking for yet one more favor.