• The Disease to Please

  • Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome
  • By: Harriet Braiker
  • Narrated by: Kate Redding
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-23-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (243 ratings)

Regular price: $19.60

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Publisher's Summary

People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No". For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage. Featured on NBC's Today, The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent Oprah guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery.
Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the Disease to Please Triangle, involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior, will cause a dramatic, positive, and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome.
As a recovered people pleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.
©2001 Harriet B. Braiker, Ph.D. (P)2004 AMI
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5 out of 5 stars
By HawtDogFlvrWtr on 12-01-14

Not overly religious

Would you consider the audio edition of The Disease to Please to be better than the print version?

I've read the paperback version of this book and it was painful to get through. This may be, because I just don't like reading books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Disease to Please?

From the very beginning of the book, it pulls no punches. It explains that you can really screw up your life by letting others walk over you. It also tells you that you can cause relationships with others to fail because of your "give all" reactions to everything.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

While I didn't cry, the book gave me strong emotional reactions because it was like looking in a mirror. It has definitely helped me alter my life in a positive directoin.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Urias Silva on 12-17-09

Maybe all the people need this

Although this is a self help book it contains valuable and acessible information. Harriet Braiker is very very good in explaining the problem and remedies. She is not rosy, she is not tragic. Bernadette Dunne has a crystal clear pleasant voice. Maybe you think you don't need it. I dare say you are wrong.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Filippo on 10-24-15

This Book Is Life-changing.

If you are a people pleaser you need to listen to this audio book. It will open your eyes to the reality that, if you have been living your life putting other people first ALL THE TIME, you have been deceiving yourself. It's important to love other people, but not at the point where you put your own dreams and desires on hold. I hope you enjoy listening to it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Harshal Kapoor on 05-04-17

Must read for anyone looking at the breakthrough

The book is a hidden gem! The concepts shared in the book are very relatable and practical at the same time. The content is very engaging - love the use of brief stories in there. Kate Redding did a magnificent job as a speaker. It was like icing on the cake.

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4 out of 5 stars
By kris on 03-01-17

very useful

this ended just as it started to feel tedious and a bit too long for my taste. it was incredibly informative and practical.

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