Dr Balakrishnan warns that the saviour ends up being frustrated and angry because his/her emotional needs are not met and starts feeling taken for granted.
He/she has a strong desire to control the partners needs and this may result in him sabotaging the partner so he can always feel needed.
Mahesh Mishra (name changed), a 31-year-old IT professional too, believes he suffers from the Saviour Complex.
"We began as friends but later I fell in love with a colleague at work, who was already engaged to somebody else.
It helps them to stay connected with people and build emotional bonds — blessings they were denied as children.
Repercussions The most obvious is that people may take advantage of you.
Since I go out of my way to help them, they take me for granted.
They also vent their anger on me, because they know I won't react," she says.
Maybe they’ll become best friends, or maybe they’ll even fall in love.Also, crossing the limit in any relationship leads to negativity.