Yes well. I was mistaken by thinking this was just my mother, its pretty widespread actually. I got my first full taste of it by becoming part of 'management' at work. I had no idea that everyone would now rally around the general cause of you being the enemy. How naieve I was to think I would be judged by my actual deeds, rather than tarred with a somewhat broad brush.
Now I realise judging people is just the most popular hobby on the planet I kind of take it for a given and worry less about it. What bothers me more now is that I may have grown up to be an actual useless person. Now there's something to lose sleep over.