The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome, by Harriet B. Braiker, Ph.D.

A book review from The Chatty Introvert

The Chatty Introvert

My copy: 9780071385640 (image from

It took me a little while to read this book. Not that it was overly-clinical and complex, but rather it was saturated with information that needed some careful reading and analyzing.

The Disease to Please is a great book for anybody who has difficulty measuring their self-worth compared to everyone else’s around them, or find themselves jumping to do things for other people, even at their own personal or psychological expense.

What may seem an irritating quirk (to yourself or others) actually has many layers. The first 2/3 of this book addresses the different facets of this draining psychological issue, the last 1/3 a day by day plan of little things you can do to avoid saying “yes” to everybody for everything. Some aspects may resonate more than others.

I’ve expressed my own struggle with this people-pleasing at times on this blog, ways that…

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