We’ve all had things happen in life that were unexpected and may have caused us to react in a way that was out of character for us.
It is during such occasions that we allow external circumstances to control us and make us victims of our circumstances.
Here’s what a victim is in this context. A victim is someone who has allowed themselves to be affected by something or someone, which causes them to feel:
- Stuck or unmotivated.
- Frustrated or angry.
- Unhappy or even depressed.
- A sense of resignation.
The signs that indicate someone is in victim mode includes:
- Constant complaining.
- Making up excuses.
- Blaming others or external circumstances.
- Justifying bad behaviour or poor performance.
- Waiting or hoping their life will get better by itself.
Being a victim is rarely helpful nor does it support us in creating the results or the life we want.