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Victim Mentality

If you feel like you are or know someone who feels like they are a victim, the following may help:

If you read the wiki page on victim mentality it has good information. It starts by saying "Victim mentality is an acquired personality trait in which a person tends to recognize themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave as if this were the case in the face of contrary evidence of such circumstances."

The Victim Mentality by Dr. Kim Shirin describes, among other details, different types of victims.

For a good step by step understanding and perspective, check out Victim Mentality the greatest illusion of known to mankind (youtube) by Doron Geber.

A Course in Miracles says "Beware of the temptation to perceive yourself unfairly treated."

Strategies to Deal with a Victim Learn if you're in a relationship with someone who is a victim by Judith Orloff M.D. (psychologytoday.com) can provide tools for healthy dealing with victims.

A google search also provides lots more resources.

If you're having challenges with feeling like your a victim, W Mitchell has provided many great inspirational talks and resources that may help you. Check out a compilation of Mitchell's speeches including "It's not what happens that matters" (personalgrowthcourses.net) and others at wmitchell.com.

Once victim mentality is identified, it is up to that person to educate how to change those thoughts, and then to work towards a solution. That can lead to positive thinking.

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This page updated 06/11/18 06:55 PM