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What Are the Signs of a Codependent Person?

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

Signs of a codependent person revolve around how their actions, feelings, and thoughts are influenced by the people in their lives.

A codependent person often is unaware of or disconnected from their own feelings, needs, and desires.

Their moods, likes, and dislikes will shift based on the person next to them — either to resemble the same or in reaction to.

They often go to extreme lengths to control others and are resentful when their efforts go unappreciated.

A codependent person is often a people pleaser with little to no boundaries, struggles to say no, and overall lacks healthy communication skills.

A codependent person is, in essence, a person no longer aligned to their true self, and is therefore quite difficult to put into words.

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