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Drama People

I haven't thought about this since high school, because for a long time I thought it was just a high school thing, but are there people who, permanently and for life, always need to have drama? For example, I generally need stress. But I abhor drama. So it only makes sense that, if both are optional things, someone out there must love drama. Someone I know said, "We would stick it out, through thick and thin, because that's just what we do." (probably paraphrased). Sure, we can stick it out through thick and thin, but when the drama is always thick and the ice is always thin, what's there to stick through!? It's just drama for the sake of drama as far as I can tell.

I don't like the all-drama, all-the-time lifestyle. It makes me feel shitty all the time. I like having a general clue of what's on someone's mind, and knowing that I won't fuck that up at the drop of a hat. And if I'm tripping, they'll just say so, right to me. Not drama, just life.


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Nov. 26th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'm one of those people who needs stress all the time. SOmetimes I worry that I am a drama person. But I don't tend to take out my issues on other people. I don't cause drama between others or conflict. As a matter of fact, I hate conflict and I generally do everything I can to avoid it.

I know what you mean though. Every time I think I left high school drama in high school something happens with people I care about and it's "drama" all over again.
Nov. 26th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm like that with gossip, which is a milder version of the drama gig. I need to know what's going on in the lives of the people around me (though it's rare that I'll keep the information I've heard going. I like to be a little database of who is dating whom, etc.). It's one of the main reasons I miss high school - it was easier to keep track of people, both in the non-creepy "You my friend, yo" way and the "They broke up? No wai!" way.

I know the people who need drama, though. It's frustrating most of the time because they can't chill and let it ride. I used to not be able to chill when things were going well. I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop, you know? But drama people are so common. They're the ones who sabotage good relationships when they need drama. The worst part is, I think, that most drama people don't know it. I know I need dealines to work, that I love gossip, etc., but most drama people are legitimately confused as to why there's so much drama in their lives. It's a lot like passive-aggression.

Of course, the only reason I don't like that drama people don't know they're drama people is because then I can't be mad at them without feeling guilty.
Dec. 11th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
Dead on. She had no clue that she caused drama *all the time* and that nearly all of the drama in our house was due to her. If someone else was experiencing some drama, she'd point out how much worse her life was -- nay, she'd challenge you to prove that your troubles were in any way even remotely comparable to how bad her life was. We asked her to leave the house and she's moved out to the boonies now. It's *so much quieter* here!
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