Rescuer, Victim & Persecutor in the Compulsive Personality

Look closely at any conflict and you’ll usually see certain roles being played out. When we’re at odds with others it’s usually because we’re identifying with one of three typically recurring characters: Rescuer, Victim, or Persecutor. While we might imagine ourselves in just one of these roles, we often end up taking on each of them at some point in the drama…whether we admit it or not.

Archetypal Potentials and Pitfalls