Do you think like a victim?

by Rod Smith

I’d suggest that if two or three of the following ring true you might want to get some professional help (or coaching, or peer supervision or whatever is available to you):

1. You think someone has more power over your life than you do.
2. You think your future is not primarily in your hands.
3. You think other people’s needs are always more important than your needs.
4. You feel surrounded by eggshells and therefore monitor everything you say.
5. You live as if someone close to you is carrying a big stick and looking for opportunities to punish you.
6. You generally think you deserve punishment.
7. Everyday you have a sense, a conviction even, that you are going to lose a little more, that another shoe is about to drop, or more unwelcome news is coming.
8. You feel guilty on the rare occasion you are moderately happy.
9. You lie to friends and say you are busy or unavailable when the truth is you are afraid to make plans that might upset your partner or family.
10. You find it difficult to receive favors especially favors you cannot repay.
11. You are suspicious when people enjoy each other and wonder what is really going on.
12. When people are kind to you, you wonder what they really want.

3 Comments to “Do you think like a victim?”

  1. no i feel i have made others victim :)>

  2. Yes. Most all hold true for me. So what should I do?

  3. I have experienced most of all your points and it still keeps continue until now.
    I am still in my way to learn about myself right now.
    I don’t want these kind of things became obstacle in the future.
    One thing that I realized, I become this far due to bad experiences both inside and outside family.
    Moreover, No one is supporting me until now.
    I want people outhere who experiencing this kind of thing don’t ever feel alone.
    You can find friend in virtual world.
    You must be proud of who you are and keep recovering from all the wounds.

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