Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Drama Queen Syndrome

Are you a drama queen?

Or perhaps a drama king?

~ Drama Queen | Lindsay Lohan ~

Maybe I'm overgeneralizing . . . as a seasoned drama queen will do . . . but I firmly believe that women don't corner the market on this syndrome.  

Guys . . . you know it . . . you can be just as dramatic as the most seasoned drama queen.

Are you guilty of taking a negative event to the outrageous proportion of a pattern of defeat that you just know will never end?  

Are you convinced that going on and on about it makes it all better?

It reminds me of an old saying that I have heard most of my life . . .
"make a mountain out of a mole hill"

I must admit to the title of Drama Queen . . . and yes, I'm well seasoned!  What can I say?  It is in my genes and ethnicity . . . I'm an italian with a bit of cuban thrown in . . . I was born with it . . . complete with the waving hands!

(The Captain is convinced that I would be unable to talk if my hands were tied . . . sometimes I know he is tempted!  Speaking of him . . . yes, he is a Drama King!)

At times it can be amusing, even comical, but taking it too far releases way too much negativity.  Life is too short for that!  Irritations at life situations should be taken seriously, but we can also laugh at the absurdity of it all rather than sap our energy on negativity.

 Neither may or may not change anything, but can ultimately make the way we handle it more pleasant. The alternative is similar to an irritating pack of little yappy barking dogs.

In my quest to make incremental improvements in my life, I am making a conscious effort to recognize the drama queen traits when the syndrome starts to rear it's ugly head and try to nip it in the bud while in the amusing stage.  

To mask the beginnings of something ugly about to happen, I am learning how to turn it into a comedy routine, quickly getting over the silly thing I was starting to get dramatic about.  It takes making a conscious effort to recognize it starting to happen.

My journey to peace, love and happiness has made me keenly aware of the "Drama Queen Syndrome" dangers . . . and my new-found awareness has made some potentially explosive situations comical, leading to smiles instead of frowns.

I wonder if there will be an "I told you so" type of
statement in the conversation when he wakes up!

So . . . come on, admit it . . . are you a drama queen . . . or king?

Is your partner a drama queen or king?

Both of you?

How do you handle it?

Inquiring minds want to know!


Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I'm a wee bit of a drama queen!

Great blog! I'm your newest follower! Jessica@

Budget Wedding said...

I don't think I am much of a drama queen - but I do like drama!

shah wharton said...

Hello - I can be a drama queen - but not much since I hit 35 - Its just not cute anymore ;( Im here from the friday hop to follow - your can find me at - have a great weekend. Shah. X

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I think I am a drama queen - fortunately I'm such an introvert that no one probably notices!!

New follower from the hop - stop by when you have a chance!!

brokeBride said...

Hi there! I'm a new blog follower via Google Friend Connect. I love your blog! I would definitely say I fall in the drama queen category! haha Hope you'll check out my blog and follow back! Have a fabulous day and blog on!
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shah wharton said...

Im a new network blog follower - to return the follow click the link - Shah. X

MikiHope said...

I don't like drama and am not a drama queen!!
I like peace and teamwork and quiet discussions!!
I'm niw following you!!

Michele aka MikiHope

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