Judith Orloff of AwakeningPeople.com writes:
We dare not ask how they’re feeling–they might tell us. As a psychiatrist I’ve observed that a drama queen’s parents often equated concocted “disaster” with intimacy.
Years ago, I was amused to see that a magazine had a “Drama Queen for a Day Contest.” They described their winning contestant as, “She came. She puked. She conquered.” A stark truism about how this vampire operates on a subtle energetic level. The way they drain is to exhaust our life force with intense emotion; then they go in for the kill.
My patient Greg felt this after working with Joan, a new employee. The two consulted together on computer projects but because Joan always had a drama brewing in her life, she’d consistently leave Greg hanging. One week, Joan suffered food poisoning, “almost died.” Another week her luggage didn’t arrive on her flight–the World War III she waged with customer service made her late for work. Then her vintage pink Mustang, “her baby,” was towed yet again! By the time Joan left his office, Greg felt tired and used.
Does the person frequently start sentences with, “Oh my God, you’ll never guess what happened?” When a brown spot appears on this person’s skin, are they sure they are dying of a fatal disease? Is this person always making up or breaking up with their boyfriend or girlfriend? When her husband forgets to email one night while traveling, does she accuse him of having an affair? After a few phone hang-ups, does this person call the police, hysterical that thieves are casing their house? If their boss doesn’t instantly compliment their work, do they frantically tell everyone in earshot they’re about to be fired?