This core pattern is more uncommon. Fortunately, the Controller + Victim pattern is very similar. The difference would be the Pleaser would be more likely to believe their efforts could change the Controller for the better whereas the Victim would be more resigned and hopeless but afraid to leave. Both the Pleaser and the Victim would have difficulty challenging the Controller and would be anxious in the relationship. For more information about how these love styles interact, please refer to the page on the Controller + Victim.