Do you tend to sacrifice what you want or need in the service of accommodating other people?
Do you identify as a people-pleaser?
Are you caught in the caregiver archetype?
Are you reliant on external validation to affirm your goodness or worth?
Do you ever experience anger or resentment toward the people closest to you, as a result of feeling like they’re always taking and never giving?
When you chronically compromise what you want you run the risk of betraying the most important person in your life: you.
Over time, that betrayal leads to a loss of self-trust and, in many cases, depression.
So many of us are people-pleasers because we’ve been conditioned to do so. We learned how to do it from our mothers or our culture, as a way to stay safe and connected.
But this way of relating to others has dire consequences.
Learning to differentiate yourself from other people is one of the most important avenues of personal growth. The health of all of your relationships depends on it.
Doing this work of individuation, which includes exploring your Whole Self, is one of my favorite things. If you’re on this journey of personal growth, going it alone is incredibly challenging. I’m an expert and I’d love to support you.
If you’re ready to abandon the people-pleaser in you and reclaim your self-trust, inner power and deep knowing, drop me an email. I’d love to connect.