Curious asked in Social SciencePsychology · 8 months ago

what is opposite of enabler?

The term enabler used for a person in a derogatory sense means that person does for a friend what the friend can and SHOULD do for himself, so the enabler keeps their friend from improving.

What is the opposite, a term for somebody who holds other people accountable and does not "enable"?

3 Answers

  • Native
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    A person who does not step in and take over for someone.

  • 8 months ago


  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    In psychology, an enabler is a person who makes it easier for another to continue down a destructive path. Outside of psychology an enabler may simply mean someone who helps another accomplish a goal. 

    The opposite of enabler (in psychology) may be a mentor, an experienced and trusted adviser. 

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