(someone) is eager to please

Sometimes a person really wants other people to like him or her. When people seem this way, you can call them "eager to please". "Eager to please" people do things like:

  • smile constantly
  • do whatever someone asks them to do
  • agree with other people's opinions

Calling someone "eager to please" is positive in a way, but slightly insulting at the same time. It makes the person seem a little weak. A more positive description for someone who acts this way is "friendly" or "helpful".

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