How can I tell that a person is not lying about his alleged offended feelings? Perhaps he is pretending to be offended in order to get me to grovel for or even pay him money for forgiveness.
Maybe that’s how he gets off, by faking outrage in order to humiliate those he falsely accuses of oppressing him. For all I know, inside, he is completely cynical and enjoys taking this sort of advantage of non-psychopathic people.
We should seriously consider the possibility that the culture of official certified victimhood is for the most part a lie by the “victims” in order to get sympathy, attention, revenge, and gifts.