Do you struggle to say “no?” Do you agree with others when in reality you disagree? Do you avoid conflict? Is it important that people like you? Is it difficult to accept praise? Do you neglect your own needs in order to do things for others? If so, you might be a people pleaser.
Listen to Gavin Sharpe’s July appearance on 106.5FM, Riviera Radio. Listen to Gavin field questions from listeners including:-
– Are we born people pleasers?
– Are more women people pleasers than men?
– How can we assert ourselves in the face of opposition?
– How can I stop being over generous with friends and manage the disappointment when I am let down?
People pleasing is a survival strategy, Asserting our needs and opinions can feel risky. When we don’t speak our truth however, we betray ourselves. Living authentically and recognising that our needs matter as much as everyone else’s is a healthier way to live life.
Tune in. Lean in. Prioritise your wellbeing.