Judith Orloff of AwakeningPeople.com writes:

The rollercoaster antics of a drama queen can put you on overload, and wipe you out. They’re the Sarah Bernhardt of energy vampires. They have a breathy flair for exaggerating small incidents and make them off-the-charts dramas. Life is always extreme, either unbearably good or bad. They spend life flitting from crisis to crisis, energized by chaos and histrionices.

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.

If you suspect someone may be a drama queen, take this quiz. Answering “yes” to at least two questions is suggestive. Three or more “yeses” indicate a sure thing.
Drama Queen Quiz (from Positive Energy)
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?
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About the Author
Judith Orloff, MD is author of the New York Times bestseller, Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life, upon which this article is based. In the book she educates readers about empaths, highly sensitive people, and offers strategies for anyone who wants to avoid narcissists and transform difficult emotions to positive ones.  Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist and an empath who combines the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths (highly sensitive people). Connect with Judith on Facebook and Twitter.