Some of us may feel obligated to make others happy. However, we don’t have control over other people’s emotions. For example, we may feel inclined or obligated to choose a career path because our parents may feel it is what is best for us. However, we may not always feel that it is the best decision for us. Thus, it is important that we listen to our own thoughts and feelings first especially when decisions have to do with our lives.
For a more in depth read on people pleasers, follow the link below:
5 Lessons People Pleasers Need to Learn
Amy Morin, LCSW