persecution complex


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per·se·cu·tion com·plex

a feeling that others have evil designs against one's well-being.
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Their misstep handed the Religious Right a great public-relations victory and fed the persecution complex that is all too common among those groups these days.
It makes people who say "God is in charge" but down deep fear that's not true, slide back into that persecution complex.
He has a persecution complex, but Kapoor does a good job of making him lovable.
Gregory comes across in this novel as an insecure person, suffering from a persecution complex.
Poor Anna will obviously blame herself as her persecution complex will be able to run riot with this latest life hiccup.
This had caused him to have an overdeveloped persecution complex for which he had already received medical treatment, including mood stabilisers.
This false notion needs to end, but like all who revel in the glory of persecution complex, this is not going to happen soon.
They'd be better off looking towards their manager, who with his failure to land the recruits to take Arsenal to the next level over a prolonged period, irrational persecution complex and inability to lose with any kind of grace is surely a more justifiable target.
I'm not on some feminist rant here and I'm not battling a persecution complex.
The destruction of innocent life, the bullying of a helpless former girlfriend, the persecution complex of a crumbling man.
In addition to having a persecution complex, Schultz is also self-righteous rocker, insisting, "We don't do it for the glory/We don't do it for the money/We don't do it for the fame.
It's unknown if Kobe is developing a persecution complex, but it's safe he will be staying clear of Salem, Mass.