Being a People-Pleaser is a dangerous disease that has the power to infect your decisions, cripple your needs, and poison your potentials. It has the tendency to suck you dry of self, leaving only the husk of true identity. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for:
* Saying a happy-face-yes while your screaming “No!” on the inside
* You really believe that dress/tie is ugly, but you lie about how nice you think it looks
* Going above and beyond just to make a good impression for the wrong reasons
* You are not your top priority
* The opinion others have about you, is as important as a skydiver’s parachute
* You daily break the I.S. (I’m Sorry) record…even when you’re right
* Exchanging your happiness for approval/compliment
* You dislike sugar, yet you eat the double chocolate brownie each time your neighbor offers
* Religious beliefs are constantly neglected in order not to offend anyone
* You flatly fall for flattery
For some, it can be tough to take a stand. It gets even harder when you have to go up against close friends or family members. However, when your needs and opinions takes a permanent vacation while sucking up becomes automatic and second nature, then you have the P.P. disease.
Sometimes your motives can be pure, other times; it may be a lack of high self-esteem. Nevertheless, once people recognize these symptoms, they’ll take advantage. Frequently conduct self-assessment, and if you’ve identify three or four of the above indicators, consult the master physician. You do not need an appointment—just visit Him down on your knees.
Coming Soon: How to Overcome the P.P. Disease