The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome

  • 4h 20m 6s
  • Harriet B. Braiker
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2000

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.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: The Disease to Please Triangle: The Price of Nice
  • Chapter 2: Toxic Thoughts
  • Chapter 3: It's Okay Not to Be Nice
  • Chapter 4: Putting Others First
  • Chapter 5: There's More to You Than How Much You Do
  • Chapter 6: Nice People Can Say “No”
  • Chapter 7: Learning to Please: Approval Addiction
  • Chapter 8: Why Can't You Get Your Parents' Approval?
  • Chapter 9: Love at All Costs
  • Chapter 10: Romantic Addiction
  • Chapter 11: Once More, Without Feelings
  • Chapter 12: The Fear of Anger
  • Chapter 13: Words Can Really Hurt You
  • Chapter 14: How Far Would You Go to Avoid a Confrontation?
  • Chapter 15: Small Steps, Big Changes