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Selflessness Is Sometimes Selfish – Enabling Toxicity.

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Sometimes what appears to be selfless becomes selfish. Hear me out.

Consider a co-dependent relationship between two people. You will notice there is that person who is highly egotistical and you might observe the other as self-sacrificing.

Consider for just a moment how that self-sacrificing person is showing up. They might look like the victim; and they probably have been – yet the saying “It takes two to tango” holds weight here. Or perhaps we might be observing that person who is highly egotistical; and they play the victim and wear a mask to create the illusion that they are the selfless one.

Some of us who are empathic and compassionate in nature, fall into toxic and co-dependent relationships without realising it.

Please find below two videos that follow on from each other on this exact topic:

This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.


This video and article is intended to support self-growth, but the information provided is to be taken as personal opinion only. Feel free to take what resonates, but use your own inner-wisdom and guidance when doing so -- you know yourself much better than anybody else ever will. The information provided is to be in no way regarded as Medical, Legal, or Financial Advice. Please seek professional advice where needed. Thank you.

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