bunker mentality


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bunker mentality

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An attitude of extreme defensiveness and self-justification based on an often exaggerated sense of being under persistent attack from others.
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Noun1.bunker mentality - defensiveness resulting from repeated attacks; "after so many suicide bombings the Israelis have to resist developing a bunker mentality"
defensiveness - excessive sensitivity to criticism; "his defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence"; "the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness"
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The bunker mentality has to go and every minister must be included in the decision-making process.
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