Is there a word for a man who blames others for his bad luck and failures?
So far as I know, there is no one-word noun that describes this type of person, with the possible, but uncommonly-used, exceptions of scapegoater or blamer. Other noun phrases that describe this quality are [someone] who plays the victim, or [someone] who passes the buck.
I hope this helps.
|link||answered Jan 27 at 12:35 Shawn Mooney Expert|
Blamer is good. I've also seen 'projectionist' from the psychological term 'projection', but that is awkward. People like this have sociopathic tendencies, but sociopath carries more faults than just blaming others. I know people like this, and I call them seldom.
|link comment||answered Jan 27 at 14:47 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow|
This condition is a defense mechanism called Psycholocical Projection. In Dr. Karl R. Wolfe's blog True Silence he references Sigmund Freud's description of this condition as follows, "... a psychological defense mechanism whereby one “projects” one’s own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, feelings, and so on onto someone else..." So, I'm not sure if this makes them a "Projector" or some other term. I would look to the field of psychology to look for a coined term. I hope this gets you closer to your answer.
|link||edited Jan 27 at 16:17 J. Andrew Merschat New member|
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