“The most impressionable time in an individual’s life is from birth to about five years. In these first few years, a child’s personality is most significantly influenced by his surroundings. It is during this time that his paradigms begin to be established. Since the strongest influences during this time are usually a child’s parents and extended family, this is where we must begin our examination of the origins of the Nice Guy Syndrome.” Dr. Robert Glover
This discussion is based on the 2nd Chapter of No More Mr. Nice Guy, by Dr. Robert Glover. We are going to explore the various reasons why Nice Guys develop approval seeking behaviors and also talk about some skills to overcome some unhealthy thought patterns.