People pleasing should be an official syndrome.
Today, I realized that there is so much out there telling us to give as much of ourselves as we can. While I appreciate and understand that thought, I think there might also be something to learning how and when to say no.
Why is it so difficult for some people? Is it fear of hurting? Being hurt? Both? This is one of my main character's flaws and as usual, the more I try to learn about her, the more I learn about the world around me.
"If you don't learn how to say no, you will realize that sooner or later, you won't have anything left to say no to. The ones who don't respect your right to say no are too small for you. "
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, at a signing.
Do you ever have trouble saying no?
Kim G, from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, is often accused of being a people pleaser.