After talking to my psychiatrist and introspecting, I have discovered that I have a saviour complex. For those who might not know what that is, I have provided a definition.The savior complex is a psychological construct which makes a person feel the need to save other people. This person has a strong tendency to seek people who desperately need help and to assist them, often sacrificing their own needs for these people.Do you relate to this or know someone who is like this? Do you think you know what caused it? Why do you think you or the other person continue with this behaviour? Do you have any relationships that aren't like this? What makes them different?Often, in real life, a savior will have such an unassertive way of helping others that instead of becoming grateful, they get used to it and they expect it. They feel entitled to receive help from this person, simply because they need it and they’ve always got it.
On top of this, always putting other people’s needs first makes a savior not take care of their own needs. So while they may feel happy because they are helping others, at some level, they feel bitter and frustrated at the same time.
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Source: Savior Complex Anyone?*|*People Skills Decoded