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#17A BITTERNESS & VENGEANCE

If my current state is less than desired, I often focus on what’s wrong, feel bitter, angry, resentful, and look to assign blame. My response to feeling victimized is often to seek revenge and punish those responsible. (Note: Bringing religion into this, those worshiping a spiteful Old Testament God may opt for vengeance and “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

feels Resentment or Bitterness

feels Anger

often looks to assign Blame or caught up in blaming

values An Eye for An Eye type of justice  

summary Wikipedia article: Revenge 

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1322

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 324

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #17A : Bitterness & Vengeance  

Retributive Justice (from online encyclopedia)
The Problem of Evil (from online encyclopedia)
Feud (from online encyclopedia)
Rape and Revenge Films (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch #38, posted 5/16/2014 "Connecting September 11, 2001 to Worldview Themes"
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold Kushner (problem of evil--Jewish rabbi's perspective)
Source of Religious Hatred
Splintered Heart, Maddened Hand: The Inner Dynamics of Vengeance
Retributive Justice (article by Michelle Maiese)
The Ten Best Revenge Movies of All Time by Robert Levin (2009 list with paragraph descriptions of each)
Thoughts on Revenge and Retribution: Retributive Justice (article by J. Daryl Charles)
"On Revenge" by Francis Bacon (classic essay published 1625)
Retribution and Reconciliation (article by David Crocker)
The Psychology of Victimhood
Justice Not Vengeance (website for this organization)
The Golden Rule, Ethic of Reciprocity, and the Wiccan Rede, by V. Crabtree 
Revenge Fantasies in Country Music (report in The Economist August 20 2016)
"Ignorance  vs Malice" By Rhonda Pfaltzgraf-Carlsen (September 2014 post about origin of evil on Quaker website)
Revenge Porn: Misery Merchants (report in The Economist July 5, 2014)
"Revenge is Sweet," by Regina Barreca, (article in February 2010 issue of Psychology Today)
A Passion for Justice: Emotions and the Origins of the Social Contract, by Robert  Solomon (read excerpts on Google Books)
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