Savior Complex

Contributed by Members of Meetinghouse Mosaic

Savior Complex: An erroneous belief that minority communities need outsiders to be central in rescuing them. Assisting minorities based on perceived needs vs. what they express they need, or looking for emotional validation for oneself instead of being solely motivated by justice, mercy, and healing as the good Samaritan was when he bound up wounds and paid for lodging without centering those good deeds on himself.