Are You a Rescuer?

IMG_0861One of the common Giveaway Girl traits is rescuing. Author Melody Beattie lists a number of ways in which we try to rescue those around us:

  • Doing something we really don’t want to do
  • Saying yes when we mean no
  • Doing something for others even though those individuals are capable and should do it on their own
  • Meeting people’sneeds without being asked and before we’ve agreed to do so
  • Doing more than our fair share of work after our help is requested
  • Consistently giving more than we get back in a particular situation
  • Thinking and/or speaking for others
  • Suffering consequences for others

Does this sound like you?