Obsession: How do people feel about you? What do they think?

Compulsion: Doing what it takes to make others happy. If you’re fine, I’m fine.

At Maui Recovery, we frequently have clients that identify themselves as people pleasers. People pleasers put others before themselves, even at the expense of their own needs. To them, fulfillment comes from the cheerful faces of those they care about. Many people pleasers find that their moods correlate with the moods of others. If somebody feels excited, they feel excited. When somebody wants to cry, they want to cry.

It’s not unusual for people pleasers to also seek out approval. At Maui Recovery, we have the tools to help. By acknowledging past traumas, our clients are able to take their lives back.