CHAPTER 28The Rescuers

The Arranger

The Problem Solver

The Mother Hen

The Rescuers are always looking for people to help, office fires to put out, and problems to solve, which may be thoughtful and exactly what is called for, that is, until the negative part of their “rescuing” comes to the surface: their need to always be right and to make themselves indispensable. They consciously or unconsciously work to make you and others dependent on them, and they just take over and dominate a situation when you don’t need rescuing. They need to be needed and can be very dependent and codependent personalities themselves, although they always look like the strong, capable, helpful rescuer. When you find them practically creating problems or yelling like ...

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