3 Ways to Unmask the Shadow People Pleaser

by | Jun 20, 2023

3 Ways to Unmask the Shadow People Pleaser

Today, I invite you to join me on a profound journey as we delve into the world of the Shadow People Pleaser. We all encounter individuals who fit this description and let’s admit it, sometimes we find ourselves playing this role too. So, sit back, relax, and explore the three signs of the Shadow People Pleaser with a touch of wisdom and self-reflection.

  1. The “Yes” Machine: Ah, the first sign of a Shadow People Pleaser! Picture a person who never hesitates to lend a helping hand, often going above and beyond expectations. They readily agree to numerous tasks and commitments, seemingly unable to say “no.” It’s as if they possess an internal switch that compels them to say “yes.”

Wisdom: While their eagerness to please is commendable, the Shadow People Pleaser must learn the importance of setting boundaries. By recognizing their own limitations and prioritizing their needs, they can foster healthier relationships and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Saying “no” when necessary doesn’t make them selfish—it allows them to preserve their own well-being.

  1. The Chameleon Charmer: Ah, the second sign of the Shadow People Pleaser! These individuals possess a remarkable ability to adapt to the expectations of others. They might alter their opinions, interests, and appearance, all in an attempt to fit in or avoid conflict. It’s as if they can effortlessly blend into any social situation.

Wisdom: The Chameleon Charmer must embrace their true self and realize that authenticity is a precious gift. Rather than constantly seeking validation from others, they should find solace in being true to their values and passions. Embracing their unique qualities and imperfections brings them genuine happiness and attracts like-minded individuals into their lives.

  1. The Apology Expert: Ah, the final sign of the Shadow People Pleaser! These individuals have honed the art of apologizing. They express remorse for things that aren’t their fault, events that occurred long ago, and matters beyond their control. Their inclination to apologize borders on the extraordinary.

Wisdom: The Apology Expert must recognize that they don’t need to shoulder the burden of everyone’s mistakes or assume responsibility for every unfortunate circumstance. While sincere apologies have their place, they need to discern between situations that genuinely warrant an apology and those where self-validation is sought. They can regain a sense of personal empowerment by valuing their self-worth and understanding that they aren’t accountable for everything.

As we’ve delved into the three signs of the Shadow People Pleaser, we’ve gained valuable insights and embarked on a journey of self-discovery. Remember that we all possess traces of these traits within us, and acknowledging them allows us to grow and cultivate healthier relationships. May this newfound wisdom guide us toward finding balance, setting boundaries, and embracing our authentic selves.

Until next time, be well and be authentic,


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Debbie Gill - author and coach

Debbie gill

The heart and soul behind Go Within Spiritual Coaching.