1 definition by JohnnyWashington

—Often a narcissist, a rescuer seeks out others who may be lacking in some real or perceived necessity (i.e., the homeless, drug addicts in extreme cases) and who may be vulnerable as a result, in order to provide them with the necessary provisions enough to gain notieriety and fame for themselves for their charitable and generous efforts while at the same time exploiting their unfortunate situation, keeping them in their needful state as to maintain and perpetuate the superior/subordinate relationship.
Carol doesn’t know that the her newfound savior is merely a rescuer who’s now offering his shoulder to cry on crying on after he secretly set the stage for her downfall.
by JohnnyWashington January 19, 2018