Martyr Syndrome

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A condition in which a person uses their suffering, self-sacrifice, and role as a victim to manipulate others into psychologically rewarding them for their ongoing misery
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This Victim Syndrome following FATF grey-listing can only suffice to soothe our bitten prestige, but is not music to other people's ears.
No nuclear endgame that fails to address Iran's victim syndrome through some degree of highly monitored empowerment is a[umlaut] conceivable to me.
The deeply rooted victim syndrome has been manipulated over the past year by the mainstream media in order to rally the public around the flag.
To assess the two uses of syndrome evidence - to support a traditional justification and to underwrite a new justification - I shall use the example of the "battered victim syndrome," because it is surely the most litigated, legislated and written about.
Assume that a battered victim syndrome sufferer honestly believes that she is in deadly peril and kills the batterer, but in objective fact on this occasion, there is no confrontation and no immediate danger, even judged by reasonably-loosened imminence or immediacy requirements for the use of deadly force.
In response, advocates argue that the battered victim syndrome affects the sufferer's cognitive and volitional functioning, making it difficult or impossible for the sufferer to recognize or to utilize the alternatives.
To avoid this logic, we noted that expansionists sometimes argue that the reasonable person standard should be subjectivized to "the reasonable battered victim syndrome sufferer.
41) Talk of the "reasonable battered victim syndrome sufferer" is akin to talk of the "reasonable person suffering from paranoia.
The Europhobes have even developed a ludicrous victim syndrome.