Episode 106: How to Overcome Victim Mentality Even If You’ve Been Victimized


People who have been victimized don’t necessarily take on the mentality of victimhood. That is, they’ve been through something, but they don’t always take on the identity of being a victim. Victims perceive themselves as not having choices. Victimization is about a situation; victimhood is an identity. 

The way to overcome this mentality is to first see that you have it. I describe a variety of ways in which this mentality shows up. Once you’re aware you have victim mentality you’ll see choices where you never saw them before. To move away from that mentality, actively seeking options will shift your perspective so you can see that you actually do have choice.

What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

Find this helpful? Share with a friend:

Posted in

Like what you've read and heard?

Try subscribing to my monthly newsletter, "Happy, Joyous and Free."
It will help you change your dysfunctional patterns of behavior.

Want to chat with me about your boundaries? Hop onto my calendar here for a free 30-minute Better Boundaries call.

* indicates required