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Is there an actual disorder that causes people to feel they are victimized by everyone in life?


Some people I have noticed have a tendency to feel they are always a victim to others. They never accept accountability for their own actions and always blame everyone else. I have seen this quite frequently with alcoholism in family members - but what about when there is no substance abuse issue? Is there an actual disorder where the chronic sense of victimization is the primary characteristic? That and the constant misunderstanding or twisting of people's words to go with it?

 

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I agree and the individual I had in mind when I asked the question does have anxiety issues as well so that does kind of fit. Interesting.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    Yes, I can totally see this. no, not ever physical, sometimes they have tantrums but mostly it's just everyone is out to get them all the time and they hear what they want to hear not what is actually said.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I'm inclined to agree with you actually, and it's more just a question of interest - not that I'm trying to diagnose something, but the case I'm thinking of is extreme - which does suggest a physical component as well, not just lack of accountability


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    Yes! I totally understand the energetic aspects of it and how certain energies seem to feed off themselves and grow - fortunately it works with positives too. I know when I feel down I focus intently on gratitude and it elevates my energy immediately

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    PTSD is certainly a sad and unfortunately too common occurrence. I don't know how it ties into this situation exactly, but certainly more can and should be done to understand and help those with it to cope.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I've seen someone with this, if anyone has an ailment or injury of any sort - 3 days later she has the same thing. It's always for attention with her so definitely I can see that.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    Your question at the end is certainly the next question in line - how can you help someone who has that much of a disconnect from how things really are? If u point it out, they perceive it as you persecuting them or something.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I see what you're saying, but it doesn't really explain why some people feel they are chronically victimized by everyone around them when they aren't. Where is that disconnect I wonder that dictates their wildly different interpretation of reality?


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I agree that those who are victims tend to feel their feelings are more warranted or somehow more valid - almost like their feelings or emotions are hyperactive or something. Interesting points.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    In the case I was thinking of, I am thinking maybe anxiety or depression due to other traits and others around them not having the same issue. I def agree many people make excuses and don't own some things, but this seems more than that in this case.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    This sounds pretty spot on actually - I will look into it more. Thanks for your answer :)

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I totally agree with you on the metaphysical answers part also. I know PTSD can cause a variety of personality disorders and it's very unfortunate. Thanks for answering :)

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I could certainly see that could be a trait of narcissism. This individual though is also capable of displaying great acts of genuine compassion and generosity though also, something I don't normally associate with narcissists.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    I agree all these intriguing answers could be turned into hubs. It does seem to be an escape from responsibility - the common thread to many of the answers.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I can agree definitely in many cases it comes from a lack of accountability certainly. It can be difficult to be around people like this, but in some cases I think there really is a disconnect where they can't recognize they are doing it.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I believe extreme cases and there are people legitimately victimized in life and I would never judge if I didn't know the truth in the situation. I know this person well and it's largely a perception problem. You sound very resilient I admire that.


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Is There A Psychiatric Disorder That Makes People Think They're Victimized By Everyone In Life?

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