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Top 30 Playing The Victim Quotes

Quotes About Playing Victim

This post contains some of the best playing the victim quotes.

Playing The Victim Quotes

1. “Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression.”- Stefan Molyneux

2. “People with victim mentality spend their energy not on achieving their target but on meaningless complaints.”- Sunday Adelaja

3. “As I’d seen over and again, people who see themselves as victims sometimes don’t notice when they become oppressors.”- Souad Mekhennet

4. “Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets … Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming.” – Steve Maraboli

5. “People with victim mentality find it impossible to depend on themselves to solve in dealing with problems and tend to wait for savior.”- Sunday Adelaja

6. “The feeling of superiority is a defect that tends to accompany a victim mentality…as if you deserved any merit for being a product of fate.”- Rosa Montero

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7. “Some people get exactly what they always wanted … and throw it away. This is the cyclical behavior of someone who has built a life on the foundation of a victim mentality.”- Steve Maraboli

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8. “Victim Mentality. Some choose to believe that there is nothing they can do to solve their problems, even when they in fact could. Victims seek to blame others for their problems or blame outside circumstances.”- Mark Manson

9. “There’s a strong victim mentality in my generation. I think it’s spiritual laziness. They will agree that God is sovereign over all, but then they will say, “Well, I wish he would sovereignly take away my lust issue.” There’s just not a lot of fortitude, not a lot of fight in them.”- Matt Chandler

10. “We’re dealing with an entire generation of people who are absolutely committed to taking zero responsibility for their lives. Everything is somebody else’s fault. Classic victim mentality. Don’t worry, we’ll clean up the mess for you. We’ll pick up the check. We’ll tip the waiter. You hear it day in and day out from the…”- Matthew Norman

11. “Some people said beware of enemies. Some said beware of friends and some said beware of frenemies, but the most dangerous people are those that will hurt you and still play the victim.” – Uzoma Nnadi

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12. “You can’t play the role of a victim all your life without becoming one in the end.” – Danilo Kis

13. “They don’t see themselves as victims, because of what has happen to them, but they see themselves as victims , because what has happen to them is now exposed . It might give them exposure, destroy someone or some might even cash in. It is sad that people don’t care about the wrong and bad things that happened to them. They care what those things might get them and how others view them.” – De philosopher DJ Kyos

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14. “Playing the victim role: Manipulator portrays him- or herself as a victim of circumstance or of someone else’s behavior in order to gain pity, sympathy or evoke compassion and thereby get something from another. Caring and conscientious people cannot stand to see anyone suffering and the manipulator often finds it easy to play on sympathy to get cooperation.” ― George K. Simon Jr.

15. “A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people’s true colors.” – Karla Grimes

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16. “A particularly common type of female narcissist is the victim or martyr: She might capture you with her exasperated “I’m everything to everyone” discourse on how much she does, has to do, and has done and won’t be appreciated for. This virtuoso victim is seldom more than half a breath away from her next emotive purge. Should you mention that you aren’t feeling well or that you’re running late for an appointment, she won’t miss a beat; your needs will vanish within the gravity well of her vast self-importance.” – Wendy T. Behary

17. “The covert narcissist is an eternal victim. Their behavior, their lies and their cheating ways, when confronted about, tend to always be a result of something traumatic that has happened in their life.” – Louisa Cox

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18. “Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. In every town, in every country, all over the world, millions roam the streets, dead-eyed as zombies, addicted to comfort, embracing a victim’s mentality and unaware of their true potential. I know this because I meet and hear from them all the time, and because just like you, I used to be one of them.” – David Goggins

19. “I do not wish to imply that we cannot be honestly mistaken about our romantic choice. Even the most conscious of us can make an error of judgment. Or our partner can change over the course of our relationship so that he or she is no longer the person we originally fell in love with. But this does not make us victims. Ifwe remain in the relationship, we do so by choice.” – Nathaniel Branden

20. “If we are clear in our understanding that how we prioritize time is our choice and our responsibility. then we are more likely to address and correct the contradictions than if we tell ourselves that we are somehow victims of circumstances. Taking responsibility is the key to finding a solution.” – Nathaniel Branden

21. “In theory, all of us may be determined by factors beyond our control, but in practice it seems that some of us are more victims of circumstance than others. Non-accountability is a privilege unequally distributed.” – Nathaniel Branden

22. “It is a fact of reality that children can be ignored. rejected. humiliated, abused, molested, subjected to violence. and tormented in any number of ways. And yet when people are encouraged to see themselves as victims, the danger is that they will remain stuck in passivity and in the belief that only other people (or perhaps a higher power) can rescue them. If. implicitly. we teach people victimhood as their core self-identification, we are not teaching self-responsibility. We are teaching dependency and impotence.” – Nathaniel Branden

23. “It is almost impossible to victimize people who don’t expect to be victimized, and who are willing to protest against those who want to subjugate them in any way. The problem of being victimized rests in you, not in all of those other people who have learned to pull your strings.” – Wayne W. Dyer

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24. “Many people and groups today embrace the psychology of helplessness and victimhood and prefer to explain all their difficulties and struggles in terms of the actions of others. Given the amount of cruelty and injustice in the, world, this preference is easy enough to rationalize. But there is also in our culture a countervailing tendency-a growing ‘appreciation of the importance of self-reliance and of the need to take our destiny into our own hands.” – Nathaniel Branden

25. “Small wonder that every conceivable group in our society vies with other groups to prove the superiority of their victimhood credentials.” – Nathaniel Branden

26. “The refusal to be a victim, in situations where real choices do exist, is one of the meanings of self-responsibility.” – Nathaniel Branden

27. “Until you experience hardships like abuse and bullying, failures and disappointments, your mind will remain soft and exposed. Life experience, especially negative experiences, help callous the mind. But it’s up to you where that callous lines up. If you choose to see yourself as a victim of circumstance into adulthood, that callous will become resentment that protects you from the unfamiliar. It will make you too cautious and untrusting, and possibly too angry at the world. It will make you fearful of change and hard to reach, but not hard of mind.” – David Goggins

28. “Victims are first of all people who run their lives according to the dictates of others. They find themselves doing things they really would rather not do, or being manipulated into activities loaded with unnecessary personal sacrifice that breeds hidden resentment.” – Wayne W. Dyer

29. “Yes, all the abuse I’d experienced and the negativity I had to push through challenged me to the core, but in that moment I stopped seeing myself as the victim of bad circumstance, and saw my life as the ultimate training ground instead.” – David Goggins

30. “You need never be a victim again. Ever! But in order to function as a non-victim, you must take a hard look at yourself, and learn to recognize the numerous situations in which your strings are being pulled by others.” – Wayne W. Dyer

Why Do People Play The Victim?

There may be several reasons why some people play the victim:

1) Attention-seeking behavior: They may crave attention and sympathy from others.

2) Lack of accountability: Playing the victim allows them to avoid taking responsibility for their actions or situations.

3) Low self-esteem: They may feel inadequate and seek validation from others by portraying themselves as helpless victims.

4) Learned behavior: Some people may have learned to play the victim from childhood experiences or role models.

5) Manipulation: Playing the victim can be a manipulative tactic used to gain control or power over others.

However, not everyone who portrays themselves as a victim is doing so intentionally.

Some people genuinely feel victimized and may need support and understanding. It’s always best to approach each situation with empathy and an open mind.

By Hadiah

Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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