We live in a world full of comforts, but also full of injustices. For this reason, it is normal for many people to question the aspects that surround us and want to take actions in order to improve the condition of their own life or that of others, or seek change on the part of institutions and governments in order to increase quality life of citizens. In the work environment, surely, there is also a person who watches over the interest of others and seeks consensus, so that everyone can feel more comfortable, fighting for their rights and getting what they deserve, given the job and the effort they have made.

This fact could be extrapolated to all areas of a person’s life. Regarding personal relationships, whether with family, friends, co-workers or partner, it is normal that if you give, you want to receive , so you must learn to be assertive and say things in a way that others can understand one’s feelings without feeling offended or generating an argument, making everyone feel as comfortable as possible in these relationships of love and mutual affection.

What is the syndrome of the satisfied slave

However, there are more people every day in this society who are satisfied with everything that comes to them , either by institutions and governments, as well as in the workplace and personal. This conformity has come to create a new term on the part of psychology, called satisfied slave. These people know that they are living in a deplorable and miserable situation, but instead of fighting and doing something about it to improve their quality of life, they accept the situation and settle for it, so that they neither seek change nor aspire to have change. treatment they really deserve.

How to know if you suffer from satisfied slave syndrome

Many of those who suffer from satisfied slave syndrome are likely unaware of their condition. They probably think they are very lucky to have what they have and focus only on the positive aspects of their life. However, it is one thing not to be a negative person and quite another to delude yourself . Thus, the satisfied slave may constantly think that you only live once and that these chains that you have to endure are not so hard, when in fact you could stop being so conformist and get rid of these bonds , just as long as you live as it deserves.

The satisfied slave will probably accept everything that is imposed on him, especially out of fear of the person who imposes it on him, be it a high position or someone he loves and does not want to stop having by his side. Therefore, a satisfied slave will live deceived thinking that he is happy , when in reality he does not dare to take action for fear of the consequences. This means that the satisfied slave is a cowardly person, who does not act or retaliate against acts that are obviously unjust for fear of losing the comfort he has at the present time, even if this comfort is illusory, since it is degrading treatment. , much worse than he could deserve and that he does not dare to exchange forPanic to leave your comfort zone and live new experiences , which would surely be much more positive and comforting than those you may be experiencing so far because you do not assert yourself properly .

What do I do if I have satisfied slave syndrome

If you think you could suffer from the syndrome of the satisfied slave, it is because you have begun to become aware that there are unjust acts and attitudes in your life . This is the first step to stop being a satisfied slave. In the first moment in which the person begins to feel that something is not going well and that he is not completely free, it is the key moment in which he can decide if he wants to continue living this deception or if he really wants to take control of his life and do something to change this situation and stop being a slave who is satisfied with the bad conditions that he receives from those who are abusing him.

For this you must improve your self-esteem and stop being so dependent . Remember that to be master of yourself you must start by loving yourself and having positive and assertive relationships with others, being able to constantly tell them how you feel in a respectful way, knowing that the other person will accept and understand you in the same way that you would with them. . If the people around you are not like that, it may be time to get out of your comfort zone and start meeting people who are at the same time in your life as you.

In order to stop being a satisfied slave, it will also be key that you have a good training and that you are always informed. In this way you will be aware of the society that surrounds you, knowing your rights and not conforming to everything you receive, without filtering the information. Many take advantage of the fact that, for comfort or laziness, people accept many of the things that come their way without question, as long as they do not lose that comfort zone in which they live, knowing that they deserve something much better.

Don’t hesitate to consult with a psychologist or mental health professional if satisfied slave syndrome is something that concerns you. The question is not to spend the day claiming things and fighting with others, but to be masters of ourselves, loving ourselves and accepting ourselves as we deserve , so that we do not live in an unfair situation and we do not adapt to it for fear of change. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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