CHAPTER TWO

Meet the Pleaser

As a highly successful head of client service once told me, “When you can make others feel great about themselves in your presence, that’s power!” Whether they are creating a top-notch research report or forging a strong business alliance, highly sensitive Pleasers innately understand that their success doesn’t rest on how they come across—it rests on making others feel good about themselves when they interact with them.

Pleasers can be masterful at wielding power through others. Their power genes allow them to rise to leadership positions most easily in nonhierarchical cultures due to their ability to manage a large workload without sacrificing their empathy for others in the process. What’s more, their attention ...

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