Depersonalization of responsibility

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Contextual excuses for inertia
Creative self-victimization
Shifting of blame
Sophisticated assumptions of innocence
Avoidance of personal responsibility
Victim culture
Cultivation of victimhood
Compensation neurosis

The complexity and magnitude of world problems can appear overwhelming and beyond the capability of any one person or collection of people to change. Unable to face the confusion of chaos or impotence, people can retreat behind fatalistic or intellectual arguments, such as: "The government should take the responsibility", or "What's the point, it's out of control anyway", or "I'm powerless to do anything".

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
08.03.2022 – 17:06 CET