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Playing the Victim


Are you partial to playing the victim? Sometimes we have too much stress going on and problems don't get fixed. Then we have trouble coping with it all. Below are 7 possible ways you may be playing the victim.

1. Complaining- "This is too much..."

2. Isolating- "You don't get it..."

3. Catastrophizing- "It's never going to change..."

4. Blaming- "It's their fault..."

5. Generalizing- Black and white thinking, "always" or "never"

6. Exaggerating- "I've tried every solution already..."

7. Comparing- "You haven't experienced this like I have..."

Want to learn more about each of these potential tendencies? Read the article below from Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC