7 Reasons Why Being A People Pleaser Is Bad For You

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A people pleaser always wishes to keep everyone happy at the cost of his own happiness, which is a huge sacrifice and totally not worth it. We interact with a lot of people in our life and make new friends and relationships. Sometimes, we try too hard to keep up with them and satisfy their whims and feelings, and in doing so, compromise on our own.

Here’re 7 Reasons Why Being A People Pleaser Is Bad For You

1. You cannot please each and every person at the same time

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No matter how much you try, you cannot end up pleasing everyone at the same instant. Now you are in a position where you have to choose one over the other. So it’s best you go with whomever you REALLY want to go.

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2. You will lose your self-esteem

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Just because you don’t want to make someone unhappy, doesn’t mean that he gets to boss you around. Have your own choices and decisions and then react accordingly on others’ wishes.

3. You will never learn to say “NO”

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This is a big step and somewhat related with the former. If you think that you won’t be able to handle the pressure, then go ahead, take a stand for yourself and say “NO”. Trust me, it won’t hurt.

4. It takes a toll on your mental health

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When you aim at being a people pleaser you go through constant worrying and thinking for others takes a toll on your mental health and as a result, you become weak in nature.


Written by Bipasha Lal

She has received her bachelors in Media & Communication from Madras Christian College. Having been inspired by a lot of wonderful writers she too hopes to make a difference in other peoples lives with her works. When not writing you are most likely to find her watching movies, painting or browsing through magazines.

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