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People pleasing craziness

My last post mentioned the emotional drain that perfectionism can have on a person. Another aspect of my perfectionism is people pleasing – the tendency to make decisions in order to never rock the boat in a relationship. Some of the crazy-making irrational beliefs that stem from people pleasing are listed at coping.org: I must […]

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I grew up in a family of perfectionists where achievement was often valued over relationships or personal growth. The result is I can be quite diligent, trustworthy, and professional, but at the same time, I often feel the weight of these negative feelings: the fear of failure, fear of disapproval, and fear of being seen […]

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