drama queen

@savypat (20246)
United States
November 14, 2009 1:40pm CST
Do you have a drama queen or king in your family, every family needs one of these just to keep the rest of us in the real world. Ours is our youngest daughter, even at the age of 48 every thing that happens during the day has to have a special meaning for her, if she can't find her keys, or her coffee gets cold just any little thing will become a soap opera if it happens to her or one of her friends. Do you have one of these special people and if so how do you handle it?
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Oh my gosh YES and YES. My sister in law and her family... Everything is a HUGE ordeal, not to mention an untruthful exaggeration! Any little thing turns into a big story, with enough wacky twists to qualify for Springer. In all my days I have never experience anything as twisted and dramatic as that family. Remember, I was born and raised just outside of Philly so I've seen and heard quite a bit.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Nov 09
There are positive things to say about all that drama, most of the time these are highly intelligent creative beings and when you get to see that side of them it's a lot of fun.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Nov 09
Hi Savvypat, ...the family's drama queen is no other than ME. everything that's happening in our lives has a meaning to me and that i have a role to take to make things happen to avoid failures and problems. but one thing that's good in me is i have a very long patience... not "high-blood". i can always manage my emotions even if i am already angry.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
It sound like you have learned to cope. Blessings
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Nov 09
yes it's really a blessing to that i can handle things lighty and positively now.
• United States
15 Nov 09
I have one in my life, the perpetual drama queen, and the drama queens in our lives can perpetually over INFLaTE any situation to the point of making it unbearable. I found found that you can't allow yourself to be dragged in to her drama- You simply have to be immuned to it. It takes practice and hard work, but in the long run, it will pay off. Simply refuse to be pulled into the foolishness, She will undoubtedly try to reel you in with stories, tears, outbursts or even arguments, basically anything that will direct attention to her. So, regardless of what she does retain your cool and let it pass over you. Show her and everyone else around that you are the bigger person by retaining your poise in spite of her meltdowns.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
yes calm is the very best answer. Thanks
@gossipzz (500)
• Canada
15 Nov 09
Oh yeah we have one of them in our family. She makes a happy occassion turn into a sad occassion and a sas occassion in to a sadder occasssion. I guess if she was not in the family we would not have anything to talk about. Happy lotting.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Well variety is the spice of life enjoy.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
15 Nov 09
Yes I have a such person in my family. He is one of my brothers. He is 58. He cuts joke in serious matters also and makes the atmosphere light.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I am sure that most of the time you enjoy him and the rest of the time you just put up with him. Blessings
@jbfong88 (50)
• Philippines
15 Nov 09
Yes! i am, i make a lot of sense to everything in the house, every particular details made by a family member i make sure that i meddle.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
That must keep you very busy, enjoy.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
15 Nov 09
My 13-year-old daughter is the drama queen of our family. Everything that happens with her is a crisis, or so she thinks. Let's just say it's never boring.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I hope she grows out of it, I think most 13 year olds are somewhat self centered, it's a survivor thing for them. At 13 you are not quite a child or an adult and it's scary.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I would say my daughter is a drama queen too. There is always something going on with one of her friends.lol..I just listen to her. If it's to crazy..I tell her it is.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I think staying calm is the answer to this type and age. Blessings
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 Nov 09
In our family we have my mother and I am not so sure whether she is a drama queen, just a very negative person or both! Everything that happens is a minor disaster according to her and she takes everything to heart as if the whole world has it in for her. The other day she and dad bought a new DVD recorder and when they got home discovered they could not use it to record their cable channel because it is still analogue and the recorder only works on the digital channel. Well you had to hear her, “Why does everything always happen to us...It’s not fair...Why are we so unlucky...” She got on my nerves so much but I really shouldn’t have been surprised, she’s like that about everything!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
As long as you know you can always stop her, just ask her what she wants you to do about it, that usually works. It must be very uncomfortable to live in her world. Blessings
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Personally I cannot really think of anyone in my family, or my husbands family who is like this, but I have known a couple of people who are like this, and make everything have to revolve around them, and that is the only thing that matters. I have worked with some people even that I would consider some of the biggest Drama queens in the world, and actually I feel sorry for them, and think it is time they learn how to live in the real world as well.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
It must be pretty awful to take everything that happens personally. I am very glad I don't have that problem
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I will not even say who that special person is, but she is older than I am, and I avoid her very studiously.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
often that is the best thing you can do for your own peace of mind.
• United States
14 Nov 09
yes i do have these people. i am...well. strest out. but i guess being a hippie doesn't cut it nor does being a happy ho. because if you decide you're one way you can really get into it. especially saddly. a drama queen i guess you could call anybody. but the recipient of the name doesn't necessarily have to accept it.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Thst is right a label is nothing more than another person's opinion
• United States
14 Nov 09
My family in general consists of a lot of drama queens and kings, starting from my mom(I still love her, haha), but the biggest one is my aunt. She screams at even the tiniest mistakes. Once, I accidentally dropped her credit card. I quickly picked it up and apologized. Not a big deal, right? But she hysterically screamed at me in the middle of the mall and even cried a little. I stopped going shopping with her after that incident.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I have found the only way to live with these folks is to remain cool and calm at all times and keep you sense of humor handy.
• United States
14 Nov 09
Oh yes, we definitely have a drama queen. When things are going too well, she has to go and do something she knows is wrong just to spice things up. We keep trying to tell her that she will eventually regret a lot of her choices, but this has not sunk in just yet. I do really hope that she learns her lesson before anything really bad happens, because she has had a couple close calls that could have turned out really badly from decisions that she has made and things she has done that she knew better than to do in the first place. So far we have been really lucky, but luck will not protect her if she does not make some major changes in her life.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Yes it is a shame, these people cause themselves more pain than anyone else. Except maybe their Mothers
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
14 Nov 09
I think every family has at least one drama queen. My youngest daughter is a drama queen to and extent. How I deal with it I totally ignore her.
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• India
14 Nov 09
You know every family has one drama queen or king but you know I am from India and in my country there is actress ,she is wonderful dancer but she is called drama queen bcz she can do many and various drama for getting attenion of media.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Nov 09
Oh yes it is my brother who is 40 who has a bad attitude towards life as well as thing have to revolve around him all the time.He always has things that have only happened to him as well as he is alot worse off then everyone else and none of it was because of him.
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• India
14 Nov 09
dear it is very tough to handel all drama bcz you are part of your family and when one family member does drama so sure you will be effected by those dramas .
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Ha! I used to BE the drama queen of the family! But then I got married and had children and grew up. I realized all the energy I was throwing into my tantrums and dramas was needed for other things and my life got a lot better once my focus was off myself. Some people grow past it and some don't, but I'm glad I did.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Nov 09
It's great you got over this, not only did it cost you energy but also the whole family who cared about you.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Nov 09
shhhh I"m married to one. I just take a deep breath and handle it calmly...
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@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
15 Nov 09
My Mom's sister is a total drama queen. I just try and stay out of her way because if you have a disagreement with her or if you dont agree with what she's fussing over about, she'll turn her drama on you and start blasting you for it. She's always been like that and now shes like 56 and she even gets into arguments with her grandkids who are like less than 10 years of age. Terrible, really.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 09
Lol Pat not in my Family no but I do know someone who is like that I just have to laugh at times and then she asks me why I am laughing, I just tell her that she is so funny when she gets wound up about something so trivial lol
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