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Is there an accepted test/scale/measurement/etc that can be used to measure how much of a 'victim mentality' the subject has?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Chris Rogers, Seanny123, Steven Jeuris Jun 20 '18 at 22:11

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    $\begingroup$ Would you mind adding a link to a formal definition of "victim mentality" to make sure people trying to answer know what you're talking about? $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Jun 14 '18 at 13:48
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    $\begingroup$ I had the same problem. Consequently, I'm not sure it's a valid/useful/grounded psychological concept. $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Jun 14 '18 at 14:59
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    $\begingroup$ "Victim mentality" in my experience is most often used as a pejorative, so you should probably be careful with how you intend to use the term - the Wikipedia article seems to attempt to make it a more neutral term, but I think that's probably a mistaken approach. You could look for the concept of "persecution" where people think they are being fairly or unfairly treated, often in the context of schizophrenic paranoia, but this may not overlap entirely with what you have in mind. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Jun 14 '18 at 15:12
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    $\begingroup$ On top of what @BryanKrause has pointed out, there are those who see some people as constantly "needing" to be a victim because they get attention and are rescued. Please try and clarify what you mean by 'victim mentality' $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Jun 15 '18 at 0:06
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    $\begingroup$ It might be possible to walk the question back and ask instead if this is a useful concept in psychology, or if there are any concepts in use that might be similar. Based on answers there, a follow-up question could refer to answers to that question. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jun 17 '18 at 6:33

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