Being a victim vs having a victim mentality

Hi there,

In a recent podcast, Brooke mentioned that she believes in being a victim, just not victim mentality. Where is the line drawn between the two? I view a “victim mentality” as repeating thoughts that continuously blame circumstances for our results and not taking ownership.

Putting physical, sexual, or child abusers aside- do emotional or verbal abusers exist? Or is it simply *always* about our own thoughts and models? The model seems to suggest that someone can ever be coerced, manipulated, or gaslit by someone else and that it’s ALWAYS about our own models.

Is there material on this?