We all know that person—the one who goes above and beyond to be the go-to person for everything. They are always there to lend a hand, offer advice, and solve any problem that comes their way. At first, their helpfulness may seem like a blessing, but over time, it can become a source of annoyance and frustration. People who tend to need continual validation have a deeper sense of low self esteem. The filling of such a hole can only enlarge by the constant need to be approved, accepted and often times they will mirror others just to be seen, so be prepared to set boundaries.
Setting boundaries with these types of people can be challenging, but it is essential for maintaining your own sanity and productivity. Here are a few strategies to help you navigate this situation: