It’s normal, even noble, to care for others. But how do you tell the difference between normal caring and being a people pleaser? When do you know you’ve crossed the line? Here are some of the more common danger signals.
Are you a People-Pleaser? Take this quiz and find out!
How many times did you answer “yes” to the above questions?
1-3: You’re setting healthy boundaries, but you need to stay on guard.
3-5: You’re aware of your people-pleasing tendencies, but need to practice asserting yourself more.
5-8: You’re in the Danger Zone. Be careful, or you’ll burn out.
8-10: Get some help! Immediately.
If you scored 5 or above, find your tribe at The Society for Recovering Doormats. Ivy Tobin, founder of The Society, has a new novel coming out called "My Life as a Doormat" about her alter ego, Rose Gardner. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/TheSocietyForRecoveringDoormats.
And, whatever you do, start taking better care of yourself. There’s hope.
@2014 Eleanor Brownn eleanorbrownn.com
"No matter where you stand on the timeline of life, your whole life really is ahead of you because you can’t go backwards. Make the most of the precious time on Earth you’ve been given. Keep moving forward, step by step." • Eleanor Brownn
I'm an author, public speaker, workshop leader and healthy lifestyle consultant who believes in the possibility of positive change at every age and every stage of life. Having experienced some hard-learned lessons in life myself, I share from a compassionate been-there-done-that perspective.