disease to please

the disease to please

A constant need to make others happy. I think you're miserable because you have the disease to please. Try doing what makes you happy instead.
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(the) disease to please

an obsessive need to please people. I, like so many, am afflicted with the disease to please. I am just too nice for my own good.
See also: disease, please
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I think this is a moment where no matter what business you work in, there have been women who not only had the disease to please, that's a part of it, but who felt that in order to keep my job, in order to keep my positioning, in order to keep moving forward, I've got to smile, I've got to look the other way, I've got to pretend he didn't say that, I've got to pretend he didn't touch me - I think those days are about to be over.
p How To Say No: Kick The Disease To Please by Corinne Sweet, is published by Help Yourself, priced pounds 6.
That's what the disease to please does to every Sister who suffers from it.
US CHAT show queen Oprah Winfrey called it the disease to please and latest research reveals it's hit epidemic proportions.
This is the first step toward curing ourselves of what Oprah calls "the disease to please.