You cast yourself in the role of the innocent victim in a scenario where you are in fact the actual author, producer and director of the piece. You play the victim, when in reality you are the major architect of your own “victimization.”
I see this all the time, in my professional life and certainly in the political and social worlds.
It’s so common. It should have a name, like The Fill-In-The-Blank Syndrome.
What should it be called?