What Is Victim Consiousness?
Victim consciousness is a stage of consciousness in which people deny personal responsibility for the things that happen on their lives. People in victim consciousness believe that the world is acting upon or against them, and they are the innocent targets of other people’s action or behavior. They are unable to recognize that their own words or actions might have provoked others people’s responses, so they think, feel and act like victims.
Victim consciousness is pervasive! We believe it’s virtually impossible to grow up without being exposed to it or feeling its impact.
Victim consciousness is a special kind of psychological “stuckness” that we believe is stalling the evolution of all of humanity.
Those stuck in victim consciousness believe that the people and situations around them are in control of their life. They believe they are powerless to change things in themselves and in their lives. They are waiting for someone or something “out there” to change so that their life will be different. This is a sure recipe for being “terminally stuck.”