persecution complex


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Related to persecution complex: paranoia, inferiority complex, Martyr complex

persecution complex

n
(Psychology) psychol an acute irrational fear that other people are plotting one's downfall and that they are responsible for one's failures
Translations

persecution complex

n (Psych) → mania di persecuzione
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And Denton admits it's easy for Scotland to develop a persecution complex after losing two of their best players.
A neighbour or colleague is wallowing in a persecution complex.
A recent flap in Houston over subpoenas that were served on five conservative churches has stirred up Religious Right groups and fed their persecution complex.
There's a sense, then, in which Christianities have historically wavered between a persecution complex and the desire to dominate over and control the world's morality.
He has a persecution complex, but Kapoor does a good job of making him lovable.
Gregory comes across in this novel as an insecure person, suffering from a persecution complex.
Poor Anna will obviously blame herself as her persecution complex will be able to run riot with this latest life hiccup.
Balotelli was a dominating personality at City because of his controversial behavior, knack for scoring spectacular goals, and wearing t-shirts demonstrating his persecution complex.
Green should park the persecution complex and understand the playing careers of those Gordon would be interested in picking would be irreversibly hindered by volunteering for football's equivalent of the bends.
This had caused him to have an overdeveloped persecution complex for which he had already received medical treatment, including mood stabilisers.
They'd be better off looking towards their manager, who with his failure to land the recruits to take Arsenal to the next level over a prolonged period, irrational persecution complex and inability to lose with any kind of grace is surely a more justifiable target.
Manchester United don't really need the crutch of conspiracy theories and a persecution complex.