I'm not a fan of dramatic people: those who create, stir up, and crave drama in relationships, work environments, or any other form. (I realize I probably react to it negatively, because it's in me and I'm a producer of it, more than I want to be. We hate in others what we see in ourselves.)
But it still really gets under my skin. And when you start to realize how much drama is created in our world, you realize how much we crave it.
I just came across this study - a way to measure our desire and need for drama. The more we agree with these statements, the more we need drama in our lives. I was struck by how many of these questions have spiritual connotations and answers - or at least could.
- Sometimes it’s fun to get people riled up.
- Sometimes I say something bad about someone with the hope that they find out what I said.
- I say or do things just to see how others react.
- Sometimes I play people against each other to get what I want
- I always speak my mind but pay for it later.
- It’s hard for me to hold my opinion back.
- People who act like my friends have stabbed me in the back.
- People often talk about me behind my back.
- I often wonder why such crazy things happen to me.
- I feel like there are people in my life who are out to get me.
- A lot of people have wronged me.
Perhaps most interesting was the one statement that indicates a lesser need for drama and the spiritual connotations with it.
I wait before speaking my mind.