Synthesis - Symptom notes - Meddlesome
Given to intruding in other people’s affairs
- Interfering, intruding, obtrusive, officious
- Not readily seen or noticed: unobtrusive, obscure, inconspicuous, unnoticeable.
- Keeping a low profile, quiet, restrained, subdued, tasteful
Situation / characterization
- One thinks of a ‘busy-body’ - someone who takes great interest in gossip, 'poking their nose in' / 'sticking their oar in' to others' affairs.
- A jobsworth politician/ spindoctor - twisting versions of events to suit their own political whim.
- A dastardly cartoon villain who concocts meddlesome plans to usurp the hero from their coveted pedestal.
- Meddlesome activities may help some to compensate for lack of self worth, feeling ameliorated by the knowledge that somebody else suffers more than them.