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
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persecution complex

n (Psych) → mania di persecuzione
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Despite issues like this one, they will continue to have my full respect and support." Pull the other one Steve, it's got a persecution complex on it.
Persecution complex or not, Gerrard needs to learn about rolling with the punches rather than rabble rousing in the face of disappointment.
"I don't have that persecution complex," he told journalists during his visit to the Ombudsman's office in Quezon City last week.
'I'm not known to have a 'persecution complex.' As a (judge), I only based my decisions on evidence presented before the court and not because of personalities,' he said.
My leader's biography, authored by Christopher Sandford, portrays him as a transformed swinger and a vindictive person suffering from persecution complex and a casual gambler.
Also quite unique and noticeable in the present administration is that it appears to be so insecure as if suffering from some kind of persecution complex despite all the powers and resources at its command.
Talking to ANI, Singhvi said, "Unfortunately, the head of the government (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), ruling party's president (Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah) suffer from imaginary persecution complex. They blame everything which they are not able to achieve or do to the past governments."
I often wonder if I have a persecution complex or whether it's in my head, but I do think there are a lot of comedians who don't like me.
It's as if Zink feels that, global warming aside, there is no greater threat to civilization than a man finely tuning his persecution complex in bed.
Falsely perceived rudeness is often a sign of a persecution complex, which can be cured by staying away from social media."
Even if the decision had gone against equality, the plaintiffs would still be just as heroic for making the attempt in the first place." In his piece, profile author Mark Joseph Stern noted that associate justice "Alito, too, misses the mark, choosing to fuel the Christian persecution complex rather than make a principled legal argument.
LOUIS VAN GAAL might have a persecution complex right now - but, for Stoke goal hero Marko Arnautovic, his destruction of Manchester United was nothing personal.