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What We Know

People pleasing is the act of being motivated by others approval and validations. Many people pleasers have a hard time saying no to requests even if they have a dislike for it [1]. According to a self-reporting survey, 67% of people pleasers pretend to agree or feel fine when they are emotionally upset or disagree, 61% procrastinate on necessary but uncomfortable social interactions, and 32% avoid confrontation all together [2].

How It Affects Our World

Trying to always please people can add unnecessary stress and anxiety to life. This has led to unhealthy coping behaviors like poor dietary choices or dependency on social media [2]. People pleasers may find an insecurity in his or her relationships and as a result they may be at a higher risk for abuse [1]. 

What We Can Do About It

At Finding The Light Project we will always highly recommend professional medical and mental health providers as the foundation of treatment. Beyond that, we are here to provide you with knowledge, theological reasoning and encouragement. We invite you to subscribe and explore how you can find light in the darkness. It’s time to find hope and happiness once again!

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[1] Gattuso, R. (August, 2018). How Does People Pleasing Negatively Affect Your Mental Health? TalkSpace. Retrieved from

[2] Munro, D. (January, 2018). What 100 people pleasers say they have in common. The Inspirational Lifestyle. Retrieved from

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