This works as a description of what victim mentality is, which is useful.

Questions I’m left with after reading it:

1.) Where does victim mentality come from? Is it a case where positioning oneself as a victim at one point secured some advantage (help from an authority figure, perhaps)? So what had been an adaptive response in one context becomes maladaptive in others?

2.) Assuming one recognizes a tendency toward victim mentality in oneself and that it has become maladaptive, how does one go about retraining one’s responses and cultivating a new narrative?

Potential prompts for future pieces.

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