|BoyWiki Dictionary: Victim (dictionary)|
¹ a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, etc.
² a person who has been tricked.
³ a person who has come to feel helpless and passive in the face of misfortune.
⁴ an animal or person killed as a religious sacrifice. 
"Victim mentality is an acquired (learned) personality trait in which a person tends to regard him or herself as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave like it were the case—even in the absence of clear evidence. It depends on habitual thought processes and attribution.
"The term is also used in reference to the tendency on blaming one's misfortunes on somebody else's misdeeds, which is also referred to as victimism.
"Victim mentality is primarily learned, for example, from family members and situations during childhood. It contrasts with the psychologically better-researched traits of neuroticism. Neuroticism may be defined as general emotional instability or a generally enhanced tendency to experience negative emotions. Psychoticism is characterised by hostility and aggression."What victim mentality, neuroticism and psychoticism have in common is a relatively high frequency of negative emotional states such as anger, sadness, and fear. But these three traits are also partially independent: for example a given individual may have a high degree of victim mentality and a low degree of neuroticism, in which case a clinical psychologist is unlikely to regard her or him as needing treatment. Conversely, a given individual may have a high degree of neuroticism and a low degree of victim mentality.
Victims and "perpetrators"
The child abuse industry deems that all child sexual activity is harmful. Therefore, the child is always a "victim," and whomever else is involved in the (so-called) sexual abuse is always a perpetrator.
BoyLovers who engage in sexual activity with willing minors are very often (falsely) accused of victimizing "innocent children".
- Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th ed.
- (more to be added)
- Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry Is Doing to People (2001) by Tana Dineen
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- Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry Is Doing to People (2002) by Tana Dineen,--download the book here: