The old maxim: “You can please all of the people some of the time; some of the people all of the time; but you can’t please all of the people all of the time,” is one, I suspect, that must be familiar to many politicians and not a few parents. Trying to please everybody frequently results in pleasing nobody – least of all yourself. So, what if you’re someone who seems to have an inbuilt urge to please all of the people all of the time – and you have what’s termed a “people-pleaser” personality? What if you’re the firstborn child – the eldest child in the family – and other people have expectations of you that they don’t have of other family members? What if you’re none of those things, but simply believe that everyone – everyone except you, that is – has a right to expect love and respect?
That People-Pleaser Personality
Managing Conflicting Priorities
A multi-published author since 1983, with commissions from Hodder & Stoughton plus a Sunday Times No. 4 Bestseller, Mel Menzies has written under several noms-de-plume. An inspirational speaker with a lifetime of rich and painful experiences to draw on, she lives in England. Through her website and blog, An Author’s Look at Life www.melmenzies.co.uk, she offers resources to inform, inspire and encourage in all walks of life.