Are You a 'People Pleaser'? (They're More Likely to Snack)

Living 2012/02/01 22:10:19
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Are you the kind of person who wants to please everybody? Turns out, you're more likely to chow down on Super Bowl Sunday. Perhaps because you just can't bear the thought of rejecting someone, even if it is just about some measly chips and homemade dip.

"If you sense that another person wants you to eat, you'll be more likely to eat more," Julie Exline, a psychologist at Case Western Reserve University and lead author of the new study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, told ABC News.

Social situations are tempting enough when it comes to eating, but some people eat even more to avoid "rocking the boat," Exline said, pointing out that people seem less sociable when they watch their diet, according to previous studies.

But eating a third slice of pizza just to fit in is a decision you might regret later on. "If we look back later and feel like we've given into social pressure, we often regret those choices," Exline told ABC News.

The bottom line: You might want to think about how many extra calories you're taking in as a result of peer pressure. But Super Bowl Sunday isn't really the best time to start cutting back. "If you eat healthy most of the time, it's OK to relax and have fun Super Bowl Sunday," Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, told ABC.
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  • art1ej 2012/02/27 01:15:25
    No, not really
    i would say for afew people i am but other nope....
  • Get Bashed 2012/02/13 06:19:21
    Get Bashed
    ...and last time I looked, I AM PEOPLE!
  • Niecey 2012/02/08 17:02:37
    I know you can't please everybody but I do try to be considerate of others.
  • Vicky 2012/02/05 05:18:30
    FUDGE!!!! I hate to admit it but i guess i'm a kiss a** XC
  • kelly 2012/02/04 06:05:04
    When i was little, i wasnt really all that shy, but i could easily come across as harsh and irritable to people. I had friends but i noticed a lot of people would give me the cold shoulder because it easily seemed like i was doing the same to them. After a bit of self discovery i noticed if i just act super polite and bubbly around others they'll be more warm and open to you. I like the feeeling of being liked and accepted by others, so yes i am a people pleaser
  • Maverick Capitalist 2012/02/03 20:39:00
    No, not really
    Maverick Capitalist
    I'm an evil capitalist, why would I care about someone's feelings? Hell, some women have accused me of not having a heart, but they never complained about not being pleased.
  • Pearl 2012/02/03 15:29:25
    Yes I love to Please people all the time!!
  • Chris 2012/02/03 03:37:38
    No, not really
    You're never gonna please everybody, so why bother? That's the way I see it. Also, by being a people pleaser all the time you have suppress some of your individuality. Seems unhealthy. Are you an individual or part of the collective? The only person you really need to please is yourself. You can never please everybody.
  • Bethany Jansen 2012/02/03 00:19:17
    Bethany Jansen
    That's weird cuz I snack a LOT. I wonder how being a people pleaser affects snacking...
  • SandraKogelheide 2012/02/02 23:06:49
    I need to learn to say no
  • Niecey SandraK... 2012/02/08 16:53:41
    I think I have the same problem.
  • Rob 2012/02/02 22:54:33
    I like to make people happy because that means they are less likely to be mad at me, and hate it when people get upset.
  • geneticmistake 2012/02/02 21:39:15
    No, not really
    I refuse friend requests on social networks more often than I accept them. I'm me. If you don't like that, bye.
  • Maci 2012/02/02 21:22:56
  • rand 2012/02/02 21:20:32
    No, not really
    I'm too obsessed with Truth and “What ails the truth is that it is mainly uncomfortable, and often dull. The human mind seeks something more amusing, and more caressing.” H. L. Mencken
  • No, not really
    Catnip "Guru" ◊◊◊∞◊◊◊
    Food should also taste good! So if I'm eating a bacon cheeseburger, chili cheese fries and chicken corn fritters with a root beer float, that's my choice. And if the "displeased" people around me don't like it, my advise is to build a bridge and GET OVER IT!!!!
  • chas 2012/02/02 20:08:51
    No, not really
    I only eat to survive.
  • EmilyPotter 2012/02/02 19:38:59
    No, not really
    Why shoud you try to please everyone? I can be myself and I don't care what others think. Who ever said that for you to be happy, everyone else should be? No point being someone you're not/do something you don't want to, because being you (just 'you') and doing what you want (unless it's illegal) is good enough. It doesn't matter if others are doing something, even though it's tempting to follow the crowd.
  • Anna E 2012/02/02 19:33:22
    Anna E
    Sure! I love happy people. :D
    It has nothing to do with my eating habits, though. I eat small amounts 5 or 6 times a day regardless of whether there are people around or not.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/02/02 19:08:38
    No, not really
  • Tennessee3501 2012/02/02 18:42:30
    Sometimes I try too hard! I once attended a lovely dinner party at the home of an Italian family. The Italian food the mother prepared could have been prepared by a master chef. I raved about the food repeatedly. A few weeks later I found out that one of the daughters of the host was insulted. Her theory was: "You go to my mother's home expecting the food to be magnificent! He acted like he was surprised that my mother could cook." Never heard any complaints from the mother (the chef), but it just goes to prove that you cannot please everybody
  • Jim 2012/02/02 18:04:58
  • overdog001 2012/02/02 17:56:03
    No, not really
    No. "Can't bear the thought of rejecting someone"? If you refuse to judge, then you have no judgement.
  • Monkey D. Luffy 2012/02/02 17:48:11
    No, not really
    Monkey D. Luffy
    Hm..not really..
  • hari 2012/02/02 17:45:40
    No, not really
    that forms the habit and its said Habits Die Hard - may bring problems later ?
  • AnnForTruth 2012/02/02 17:28:38
    No, not really
    But I don't set out to intentionally displease people either. In order to please everyone would mean I would have to come out character and I'm not comfortable doing this. I'd rather be me.
  • dv 2012/02/02 17:20:46
    No, not really
    I am not I'm me all day I don't need to please anyone
  • Jennifer 2012/02/02 17:19:07
    Yeah Of Course
  • Nat™ 2012/02/02 17:19:01
    No, not really
    I'm a loner.
  • Gimmedap 2012/02/02 16:55:08
    No, not really
    I tell the truth. And that sucks for people who avoid it.
  • Angelika Insomniac 2012/02/02 16:53:14
    No, not really
    Angelika Insomniac
    HA! As if.
  • ID51 2012/02/02 16:51:23
    No, not really
    Went throught that phase a long time ago... Been there, done that.
  • Susanne DeWitt 2012/02/02 16:41:15
    No, not really
    Susanne DeWitt
    I try to please whose people whom I admire,
    Sanne DeWitt
  • Anonymous 2012/02/02 16:24:49
    No, not really
    Definitely not. I couldn't care less about what others think of me, I just do my own thing.
  • rosebud 2012/02/02 16:21:41
    No, not really
    Can't get an monetary award at work but I'm just not a people pleaser and the person in charge of the ship just cannot stand me. Her desire that everyone bow & scrape to her gets in her way of seeing that there are really good workers and she plainly ignores those who are not made to bow & scrape. I want to give a tissue to those who get the awards so they can wipe the brown stuff off their noses.
  • ..tisha... 2012/02/02 16:14:25
    I'm polite, and have this 'Can't say no' prospect which is both a positive and a negative for me. It doesn't mean I let everyone walk all over me, it's called manners. If they offer me something to eat that they made, It'd be rude not to taste it at least (Unless allergies are involved)
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/02/02 16:05:41
    No, not really
    Jorge Enriquez
    just when i think deserve it..then i`m...
    i don`t have this kind of problem...
    maybe its better not to be in...
  • Boo 2012/02/02 15:56:14
    No, not really
    I learned many years ago that you cannot please everyone. If you try to please everyone else, you cannot be true to yourself. You will just become a hypocrit.
  • Glee_ky 2012/02/02 15:46:42
    No, not really
    If i like you i try to , but in general .. no xD
  • Matti Linnanvuori 2012/02/02 15:32:43
    Matti Linnanvuori
    I try to please people face-to-face but not online.

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