Being a victim in every situation can be exhausting for everyone involved in those situations. It is not possible for a person to be victimized always, no matter how gullible he or she might be. If we commit a folly one time, it can happen out of our ignorance. But if we make the same mistake over and over again, then that can be due to our own stupidity. So, in such cases, playing a victim can seem a little unfair. Some people can go through their entire lives feeling like victims. And sometimes, people have unusual derivatives of this mentality and are often unaware of their tendencies.
We would meet a lot of people in our lives. And different people might superficially have different reactions but a lot of the times can have the same underlying issues. Similarly, victim mentality can manifest itself in more ways than one. So, here are the six archetypes of victim mentality that people should know about.
1. The Messiah
2. Beacons Of Positivity
These people really think of themselves as the beacons of positivity. They live their lives thinking there are only positive things that can happen in their world. They believe in their fairy tails and they live in them because they are scared to face the gruesome realities of life. These people are the victims of their positivity and they use that to run away from facing the dark spaces of their lives.
3. Busy Bee
4. The Failure
These people can never have their lives together. They constantly take one bad decisions after another and then they would always expect others to bail them out. They are disaster magnets who are incapable of holding themselves together. Their poor decisions-making skills would always yield them bad results. And they would always lament about the fact that they are incapable of handling their lives. They would always act like the victims and would never look at their mistakes in life. They would always blame their bad luck or the circumstances for their failure.
Center Of Attention
These unfortunate victims would always crave for attention and validation from others. They need to be the talking point in a conversation. They hate it when others talk about themselves. This incessant need for attention can come from their latent sense of insecurity and in some cases, even self-loathing. They can often be clingy and can drain others of their energy.
6. Not A Victim
This is an unusual case of victim mentality syndrome. These people live their lives believing that they are not the victims and work very hard to not be so. But that need comes from their fear of being a victim. They hate anyone who gloats about their situations and bad times because they hate the idea of vulnerability. These people are so terrified of being vulnerable that they try to mask it under their ‘not a victim’ masquerades.