bunker mentality

siege mentality

noun
a state of mind whereby one believes that one is being constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated.
Also called bunker mentality.


Origin:
1965–70

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siege mentality
 
n
a state of mind in which a person believes that he or she is being constantly oppressed or attacked

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