Empaths are always the givers. The Saviour Empaths, as the name suggests, feel the tremendous need to save others from their problems. And they do so without wanting anything in return. That’s why narcissists always get attracted to them as their conditional attachment always gets fulfilled by this type of empath.
There are four schools of empath (Co-Dependent, Standard, Super, and Contagion). There are many cadres of empath which layer on to those schools. These cadres include the Carrier, the Magnet, and the Geyser, about which I have written previously. A further cadre is that of the Saviour Empath.
The Saviour Empath
The Saviour Empath’s mission is to heal and to save, to ensure that good prevails. They are the archetypal believer in the idea that there is some good in everybody. With regard to our kind, the Saviour Empath does not consider that we are intrinsical ‘evil’ or ‘bad’.
They prefer to adopt the view that there is well locked away inside of us and that it just has to be discovered, unlocked, and set free. This notion of course and the desire to address this apparent goodness is a very strong binder that enables us to keep a hold on the Saviour Empath. Indeed, there are those of our kind who will play on this concept and this is addressed below.
The Saviour Empath feels an overriding need to save the world. They wish to right the wrongs, heal the sick, tend to the injured, and ensure that injustices are overturned. It is this desire which is at the very heart of the Saviour Empath.
The Saviour Empath is often someone who subscribes to a belief system (whether it is organized religion, karma, paganism, or similar) although the absence of such a belief does not discount the person as being a Saviour Empath, a reliance on a belief system is a hallmark of the Saviour Empath.
How does this manifest with regard to each school of empath?
1. Standard Empath
The Saviour Standard Empath regards it as imperative that he or she comes to the aid of people. They will donate to charity, help out voluntary organizations, and are giving of their time. With regard to the narcissist, this manifests as adopting a sympathetic and compassionate approach to the unusual behaviors (when the empath is not aware they are ensnared by a narcissist) of the narcissist.
Accordingly, they regard the narcissist as a ‘good’ person (supported by the narcissist’s illusory behavior during the golden period), and therefore when devaluation occurs they will ascribe the behavior to arising from a third party event rather than seeing it as the behavior of the narcissist at work.
The Standard Empath wants to assist the narcissist and does so by trying to understand and offer solutions linked to the aberrant behavior that is being witnessed. The Saviour Standard Empath whilst wanting to save the narcissist from whatever terrible third party event or influence that is causing the behavior (for example, is the narcissist struggling at work, is he stressed, has he got problems with money or drink?).
The Saviour Standard Empath will put themselves in the firing line when trying to assist, but they do not tend to regard the problem as much to do with them but rather another factor that they want to tackle and overcome.
2. Super Empath
The Saviour Super Empath is akin to a caped crusader who fires into action whenever he or she witnesses injustice. They cannot help but interfere when really it is not their business (this is the narcissistic trait of selfishness coming to the fore momentarily).
The Saviour Super Empath will not turn a blind eye to someone in trouble, they will help the injured person and then look to tackle the perpetrator (or at least bring them to account through formal channels).
Thus if the Saviour Super Empath sees someone being attacked, they will help the victim, look to fight off the attacker, and/or chase them down, either themselves or enlisting help. They cannot let any kind of injustice go unaddressed.