persecution complex

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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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THEY'RE playground bullies with persecution complexes who think anger management is for wimps.
But before the usual accusations of Liverpudlian paranoia, persecution complexes, whingeing, etc, etc, come flooding this way, let's keep focused on the humour side of it.
What matters now is that these two sides ignore all their persecution complexes and treat us all to one more barnstorming occasion in a tournament that is rapidly becoming one of the most spectacular in living memory.
As a rule I don't subscribe to persecution complexes, they are usually a combination of selfdelusion and a lack of personal responsibilty and are symptomatic of the 'It's not my fault' mindset that infects modern life.