Being too accommodating in a relationship
The end result, however, was not what I had hoped it would be.
I felt tired and moody, because I was not caring for myself physically.
I volunteered to do the bulk of the work for projects at my job.
As I began to set limits and ask for help when I needed it, people began to notice and appreciate my contributions.
According to the Power of Positivity, when you are being too nice to others, you develop unrealistic expectations for them to do the same.
In response, Bryant and a handful of other thoughtful respondents offered wisdom on how to know if you're attempts to be nice have crossed the line and qualified you as a pushover, as well as warnings about the dangers of taking your (entirely admirable) urge to please others too far. This is generally the rap against being too quick to put your needs aside in favor of the needs of others, and many, many respondents pointed out this danger.
Though there was broad agreement that kindness is always a virtue, a consensus emerged that there also is such a thing as too nice. "You can never be too nice to people, but you must nonetheless, be vigilant, as some will see it as a sign of weakness and try to take advantage of you," warns Quora user Christopher Kosel in one representative answer.