Judith OrloffÂ of AwakeningPeople.com writes:
We dare not ask how theyâ€™re feeling–they might tell us. As a psychiatrist Iâ€™ve observed that a drama queenâ€™s parents often equated concocted â€śdisasterâ€ť with intimacy.
Years ago, I was amused to see that a magazine had a â€śDrama Queen for a Day Contest.â€ť They described their winning contestant as, â€śShe came. She puked. She conquered.â€ť 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, sheâ€™d consistently leave Greg hanging. One week, Joan suffered food poisoning, â€śalmost died.â€ť Another week her luggage didnâ€™t arrive on her flight–the World War III she waged with customer service made her late for work. Then her vintage pink Mustang, â€śher baby,â€ť was towed yet again! By the time Joan left his office, Greg felt tired and used.
Does the person frequently start sentences with, â€śOh my God, youâ€™ll never guess what happened?â€ťÂ When a brown spot appears on this personâ€™s skin, are they sure they are dying of a fatal disease?Â Is this person always making up or breaking up with their boyfriend or girlfriend?Â When her husband forgets to email one night while traveling, does she accuse him of having an affair?Â After a few phone hang-ups, does this person call the police, hysterical that thieves are casing their house?Â If their boss doesnâ€™t instantly compliment their work, do they frantically tell everyone in earshot theyâ€™re about to be fired?