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Definition: 'Masochistic Personality'

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masochistic personality

Type: Term

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1. a personality disorder in which the individual accepts exploitation and sacrifices self-interest while at the same time feeling morally superior or feigning moral superiority, attempting to elicit sympathy, and inducing guilt in others.



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