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“Take your life into your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

What do you think is the most common mindset in the world? Unfortunately the answer isn’t a great one but that doesn’t mean we’re all doomed for failure. Victim mindsets are programmed into us due to a variety of factors. Learn how to look out for it in yourself and others, as well as how you can find alternative perspectives to take.

The Signs of Victimhood – 2:45

What really is a victim mindset? It’s more than just complaining all the time. There is a difference between the occasional complainer and someone who truly suffers from a victim perspective. Once you know the difference, you can’t unsee it.

Causes of Complaining – 9:05

This mindset is one that tends to perpetuate itself among a group of people. Vicious cycles are common here since people learn from each other, especially as children. Interestingly enough, the American Dream plays a part here.

The Many Other Perspectives – 13:15

So what else can you do if you don’t want to be stuck in that victim mindset anymore? I outline several other perspectives you can take on the same situation. All the same “reality” but vastly different perceptions. Fair warning, the rescuer mindset is a dangerous one as well. Find out why.



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