That was a really great link, and I would enjoy reading some of his other stuff. Looking way back it appears that I had at least some of the symptoms of the people-pleaser model at one time, before graduating to passive/aggressive and "please than explode" behavior, before becoming very aggressive and angry as I tried to wrest control of my life away from those who thought that they had it. I still really enjoy when my boss tells me that I have done a good job, but now I do my work in my own way and he appreciates it.
Like Mike, the early Mark was much more outgoing and excited to make new discoveries. The new Mark is really happy to be completely in control and feels some threat having to give-up any of that control. Control over my life and control over my past is what I gained in the process of working on my issues. I still enjoy pleasing others, but only if I am in control.
"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark