Transactional analysis distinguishes real victims from those who adopt the role in bad faith, ignoring their own capacities to improve their situation.Among the predictable interpersonal “games” psychiatrist Eric Berne identified as common among by victim-players are “Look How Hard I’ve Tried” and “Wooden Leg”. R. D. Laing considered that “it will be difficult in practice to determine whether or to […]
Some people who take on the role of victim might seem to enjoy blaming others for problems they cause, lashing out and making others feel guilty, or manipulating others for sympathy and attention. But, Botnick suggests, toxic behavior like this may be more often associated with narcissistic personality disorder.
For manipulation Manipulators often play the victim role (“woe is me”) by portraying themselves as victims of circumstances or someone else’s behavior in order to gain pity or sympathy or to evoke compassion and thereby get something from someone. Caring and conscientious people cannot stand to see anyone suffering, and the manipulator often finds it easy and rewarding to play […]
For abuse Victim playing by abusers is either: Dehumanization, diverting attention away from acts of abuse by claiming that the abuse was justified based on another person’s bad behavior (typically the victim). Grooming for abusive power and control by soliciting sympathy from others in order to gain their assistance in supporting or enabling the abuse of a victim (known as proxy abuse). It is common for […]
For manipulation Manipulators often play the victim role (“woe is me”) by portraying themselves as victimsof circumstances or someone else’s behavior in order to gain pity or sympathy or to evoke compassion and thereby get something from someone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_playing