We receive daily Google Alerts on topics related to TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic). One topic is, of course, the Drama Triangle. The other day, a VERY interesting and useful reference piece from Kaley Warner Klemp showed up.
In it, Kaley writes, “To get out of drama, take 100% responsibility – no more, no less.”
In the drama triangle, she uses the labels of Victim, Villain and Hero as substitutes for the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) roles of Victim, Persecutor and Rescuer. Her descriptions and depictions of the various “faces” of each role is brilliant and comprehensive.
She also has a great list of why we stay in the drama:
Why people stay in the drama triangle
• It’s contagious
• To stay in control
• To avoid the unknown
• To be right (and not wrong)
• It’s entertaining
• To get a hit of adrenaline
• To get approval
• To protect their sense of security
• To avoid authentic feelings
Check out her whole piece: http://www.kaleyklemp.com/pdf/100-percent.pdf.