1. Thriving off of being a "surviver" of some nebulous problem, usually a trumped up issue to justify inappropriate behavior.

2. Thriving off of being a victim.
"Joan has practically taken over group therapy from the therapist. She has organized a charity and three support groups, since she recalled her 'childhood trama'."

"She sure is getting a lot of mileage off it."

"Yeah. She is Surthriving, alright. She did this when she discovered she was 1/32nd Native American and again, when she heard about people using live dogs as shark bait. She is a Surthriver..."
by mrhines February 28, 2010

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