In a recent live video, I answered the question, “What’s your enneagram?” I talk about being a giver and how it overlaps with people-pleasing. I share a hospital story about all these ideas at play: how people-pleasing can end in disappointment, especially with those who reject our giving.
My book The Voices We Carry also discusses people-pleasing, why we do it, and how to navigate it.
Grab my book here: The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise
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