You may have a lot of friends but you may also be carrying extra weight. A new study suggests that those who people-please are more likely toovereat in social settings.
The study, by Case Western Reserve University, details how those who actively try to gain affection from others are the ones who often do not refuse food, so not to disappoint their company.
“People-pleasers feel more intense pressure to eat when they believe that their eating will help another person feel more comfortable. Almost everyone has been in a situation in which they’ve felt this pressure, but people-pleasers seem especially sensitive to it,” said researcher Exline, whose study was published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
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