A Victim or Having a Victim Mentality
I believe that people cannot tell between a victim and one who has victim mentality. And I believe that many more extend their care and sympathies to others only to wonder why they feel that the people they are extending their sympathies to may not actually deserve it. And then, they feel guilty thinking it because hey, we are supposed to be empathic about the plights of those we know, right?
This got me wondering. Why is it that two people with the same story have two different effects on me. One story makes my heart break while the other, I just simply say, “So?”
Well, I am empathic. I think I have a lot of it too. But now that I know the difference, I am only empathic to people who truly deserve it.
Let me give you a real life example of two women whom I know:
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