A People Pleaser is a person who has a strong desire / self-imposed obligation to be helpful to others. People Pleasers are terrified of losing the people they care about, so they go out of their way to be nice and helpful to those they have a high opinion of, often at their own expense.

People Pleasers tend to have an extremely low self-esteem / self-worth, which they supplement by measuring their worth of themselves by the worth other people have for them (such as friends, family, peers, etc).
"Clara cares more about the happiness of others than her own happiness. She's a People Pleaser."
by AveryTheMango September 23, 2022
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Someone who's always nice, helpful and a basic moral support for just about anyone. Suppresses his (or her) own needs in order to please or satisfy (the needs of) others. The people's pleaser won't bother you with his or her own needs and problems, as this person is too keen on helping out others.

Great danger of being used (in the negative way)!!

In fact this is what girls should look for in a guy when looking for proper/stable "relationship material" (I guess), however, in some way this hardly ever results in a woman being either physically or sexually attracted. A people's pleaser is more likely to be put in the friends zone straight away, without even being considered dating material. Obviously this also works the other way around, where the girl is in the pleaser's role. But, as a fact, guys won't put the "pleaser" girls in a confined area called the friends zone as easily as girls would.

Closely related to being a nice guy, and unfortunately is as probable to lead to one-sided relationships. Where all the empathy and consideration comes merely from the people's pleaser, and for the good of the other person.
"Harry is suchs a nice guy, he's just a people's pleaser."

"Thanks for helping me out again, Mary, as always, you are too kind!"

After dating a girl for a while, she might tell you that:
"You're too good for me, you're such a people's pleaser. I see you as a friend/brother, rather than someone I'm physically or sexually attracted to."
by Modyg December 16, 2011
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A People Pleaser is a person who believes that they are less then most others on the planet and have the need to hide these beliefs from all whom they come in contact with. They feel so low that they typically behave like a doormat and frequently put themselves in situations where they are treated as such. A people please will do almost anything to keep others in the dark about what is going on within. Dishonesty, deception and lies are the primary tools used by a People Pleaser. Within the context of an intimate relationship, a People Pleaser will frequently paint illusions that depict what they believe their partner wants to see all the while never disclosing who and what they really are. People Pleaser's also have the tendency to frustrate their partner to no end with this insidious behavior. A People Pleaser's goal is always the same which is to keep anyone from knowing just how crappy they feel about themselves and they will strive for this goal at any cost. A person afflicted with this "disease to please" will typically tell more lies over the course of a lifetime than those with other mental illnesses. People Pleaser's can come in the form of men but are typically women as they are more emotionally based.
When a People Pleaser dies, the see the life of someone else flash before their eyes.
by dHagar May 22, 2013
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A relatively new word in the psychology world, it's not in the DSM-IV-TR (a book that a couselor would use for a diagnosis). People pleasers are doormats who let high expectations, resentment, and saying yes when they mean no run their lives. They are set on being perfect and nice. It affects mostly women because they are socialized to do for other people instead of for themselves. This has also been linked to codependence.
Woman 1: "Let's ask Kate to do the bake sale. She never says no."
Woman 2:"She's such a people pleaser."
by VenusPandora July 31, 2006
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A people pleaser is a person who pleases people just for the sake of keeping them as a friend, or making them happy. They're often toxic and horrible to their friends, and very two faced. They're usually not trustworthy, and should be avoided at all costs for the sake of your mental health.
"I told Margaret that I hated Janet, and she told me she hated Janet too but I just found out today that Janet told Margaret the same thing and Margaret said she hated me! She sure is a people pleaser"
by MemeySatan December 27, 2016
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While performing a self induced goatse, arch your back and stick your ass outward towards either a crowd; or up to, but no more than 3 people. This all happens while being spun on some sort of slowly rotating apparatus. This move was coined in Virginia one year after it's colonization in 1620 by a town drunk. Nobody in the area knew his the man's name but he was widely known for his gape strategy. Hundreds gathered on a weekly basis to see the "Virginian People Pleaser" and used the act as a form of entertainment.
"Showed my Dad, Mom and Uncle what a Virginian People Pleaser was, can I crash here for a few weeks?"
by Guantilahaari January 1, 2022
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