What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty! "A fascinating book...If you struggle with where, when, and how to draw
the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"--Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of
An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy.
Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable
need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to
use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage. Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes
the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet
Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery. Begin with a simple but revealing quiz
to discover what type of people-pleaser you are.
Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the
Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting
change to the overall syndrome. As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes
others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path
to health and happiness.