People Pleasing Isn’t Always Pleasing

Season 1, Episode 34

When tensions arise, you will need to employ skills emphasizing an even give-and-take flow of communication. Unfortunately, many individuals have concluded that open, fair exchanges are not likely, so they suppress real emotions and become pleasers instead. This form of communication is driven by fear, and ultimately it is dishonest. This podcast will discuss clean alternatives to a more honest, firm approach toward problem solving.


by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we acknowledged that:

  • Appeasement represents a form of dishonesty.
  • Appeasers set themselves up for a wide array of inner strains because of the tendency to suppress.
  • Well-defined boundaries can offset the negative effects of being a pleasing person.

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