Maggie Craddock, author of Power Genes:
When your desire to please others is driven by fear, you are trying too hard to please. It's natural to want to please our clients, our boss and the other members of our team. However, when you find yourself striving to please others at your own expense, you may be so addicted to others' approval that you aren't being strategic. If this is the case, you may be exhibiting some of the blind spots we associate with the core power style of the Pleaser.