Old-fashioned melodramas featured hapless heroines who always seemed to find
themselves being tied to a railroad track or evicted from home into a fierce
storm as the villain twirled his oily moustache. Only a white-hatted hero or
the cavalry could rescue them as they cried, "Woe is me!" Times of
stress or a need to respond to fearful situations can stir up the victim in
all of us.
Here's a Thriving quiz to help you see if you've been carrying around a victim
mentality that may be robbing you of your sense of personal power. Answer true
or false to the following statements.