siege mentality

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

1965–70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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siege mentality
a state of mind in which a person believes that he or she is being constantly oppressed or attacked

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