It always feels good to be liked, right? Sure, but do you have a strong need to be liked by people and are your attempts to flatter, help, please or rescue them causing you to lose sight of your own needs? If the answers to these questions is yes, then you could be building up resentment and be on your way to so-called 'burn-out'.
What’s wrong with that?
You may tell yourself that to be a good manager or leader that you should put the needs of others ahead of your own, that you help them selflessly and that you don’t expect anything in return. If you don’t take action, and if you don’t rescue people, who will?
But if it bothers you when people don’t care or notice what you have done for them - that you think they are being selfish or ungrateful - then this can lead to you feeling resentful and taken for granted, and you may jeopardise taking care of your own needs whether emotionally, physically or financially.
You may worry that insisting on your own needs may drive others away, when in fact others can develop a dependence on you rather than learning to take care of themselves, and over time, they may feel obligated, guilty, or even manipulated by you.
What can I do about it?
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