Are you a people pleaser?

High Performance Nursing

Are you a people pleaser?

November 20, 2023

Are you a people pleaser?

As nurses, we often find ourselves going above and beyond to meet the needs of our patients and provide exceptional care. One behavioral pattern that is deeply ingrained in the nursing profession is people pleasing. We strive to make others happy, gain their approval, and avoid conflict. But have you ever stopped to reflect on the true essence of people-pleasing? In this episode, I dive deep into the intricacies of people pleasing in nursing and explore its pros and cons. Join me on this journey of self-reflection and boundary-setting as I unravel the power of people-pleasing in our profession.

By embracing self-regulation and setting healthy boundaries, we can navigate the world of people-pleasing with intention and cultivate a nursing career that encompasses both exceptional care and personal fulfillment. Let us embrace the power of people pleasing while staying true to ourselves, fostering growth, and creating a harmonious and empathetic nursing environment. Together, we can redefine people pleasing as a multi-faceted skill that enhances patient care and nurtures our own well-being.

Key takeaways:

01:41 – Understanding People Pleasing: Definition and Traits

03:27 – The Role of People Pleasing in Nursing

04:21 – The Positive Side of People Pleasing in Nursing

05:32 – People Pleasing as a Safety Mechanism

06:43 – The Negative Side of People Pleasing in Nursing

13:01 – People Pleasing and Its Impact on Career Progression

21:59 – Finding Balance

27:00 – Creating Safety and Self-Regulation in People Pleasing

29:23 – Conclusion and Final Thoughts

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