In yesterday’s post we looked at people who become attached to the role of perpetual victim. You can easily recognize them by the clues they give you. They simply delight in being oppressed, used, or taken advantage of. They use being exploited as a substitute for healthy self-esteem. They wear being victimized almost as a badge of honor.
Because they have low self-esteem, they proudly use their negative circumstances as a way to justify their worthiness. (I do a deep dive on the mind viruses behind this crazy but common phenomenon in my book, Why You're Dumb, Sick and Broke...And How to Get Smart, Healthy and Rich!)
This perverse behavior is some of the most negative, unhealthy and dysfunctional bullshit people can ever subject themselves to. Eventually they end up actually manifesting and attracting worse treatment – to justify this perverted vision they have of themselves.
In their mind:
Victimized = Sympathetic
Besieged = Compassionate
Oppressed = Noble
So how do you know if someone – including yourself – is a professional victim, working subconsciously to remain in this role?
I’ll show you in tomorrow’s post. Until then, please share your thoughts below.