It goes beyond the notion of telling ourselves fibs, but we all know someone that carries these traits. Swat up on it so you can spot it and help. We're as aware as ever about mental health, but that shouldn’t be limited to anxiety, depression or OCD. It's complex and it affects all of us, directly or indirectly.
In clinical psychology, a “victim complex” or “victim mentality” describes a personality trait of persons who believe they are constantly the victims of the harmful actions of others, even when made aware of evidence to the contrary.