I know a couple of people who are textbook cases for having a martyr complex. I don't mind people who need to rant or talk about their problems, but there are just some that seem to go on and on about how hard done by they are, about how everyone takes advantage of them or how everyone treats them like crap, and they never do anything about it. Like how busy they are, and how everyone dumps their problems onto them, or how people they call friends bitch about them behind their backs.
Facebook is ripe with this. The amount of posts I see by some of the people on my friends list about how much other people walk over them, how much their life sucks, how busy they are with other people's work - and they never do anything about it.
They just seem to like to whine, which drives me nuts. You can tell I have an intolerance for it because none of my actual friends are like this. You'll never hear talk about how selfish or how much my friends complain about stupid shit, because I just don't stay friends with those people. I move on. Like everyone else should do with the people that annoy them so much.
I don't understand why people like to keep others in their life that hurt them, drag them down and take advantage of them. And it's not like their boss (who, let's face it - most bosses do that to you), but people like their best friend, their siblings, people-who-they-aren't-really-friends-with-but-act like-they-are.
I must be part Polish. You don't complain unless you're dead.