Overly dramic people

dramatic frogSince I told you that I watch Dr. Phil, I can now say that when I saw this on his show, I laughed my butt off. I mean really, we all know people like this don’t we? The OVERLY dramatic ones?!?!?! I soooooo totally saw someone I love on this show. It really did make me laugh.

I have such a good friend whose life is so dramatic that I never know what’s going on with them. If someone has a cold, it’s pneumonia. If someone’s not feeling well, it’s H1N1. No matter what it is, it’s the worst possible scenario. I do have to laugh but on the other hand, I really never know what’s going on or IF something is really bad because no matter what, it’s made to be bad by her. I know her mother is the same way so maybe with her it’s been passed down. The funny thing is her dad is Mr. Cool as a Cucumber and nothing ruffles his feathers.

Why do you suppose that some people are like this? Who would want all that bad in their life? I think I tend to go the other way. I never make things sound bad. I try and make things sound better than they are.

Do we all know people like this? They don’t just get a flat tire. Their tire falls off the car and they end up rolling down a hill and almost get hit by a semi! They can’t just be normal but have to make everything sound awful and horrible. I couldn’t stand all the drama. Sometimes I get really tired just talking to my girlfriend. Just listening makes me tired and I’m not sure how she can live like that because if she talks to me this way, I know she’s also talking to others like this. I wonder how all the stories stay straight.

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16 Responses to Overly dramic people

  1. Sue says:

    I think some people who are this way don’t realize it and then there are the ones that do it for attention. Whether they want you to call constantly to see how things are or if they just want you to be thinking of them, it gets the attention back to them. I think we all know people like this and it is very tiring.

  2. Tosha says:

    Hubs is like that. It’s really quite draining at times.

  3. Just a Mom says:

    You described my oldest daughter to the TEE! It drives me nuts sometimes. I tend to sugar coat everything so I have no idea where she got it from.

  4. Lucy says:

    I have a friend that’s just like that. She always has drama in her life and everything is always crazy and exaggerated. I personally think she does it for attention…not sure how aware she is of that though. It gets very draining

  5. nikki says:

    You ever notice dramatic people and know-it-alls are always the loudest too?! Drives me nuts. I think certain people like to be the center of attention. Look at me!! I am slowly weeding these people out of my life. And so far I’ve done a good job not letting any more people like that in. Sometimes it comes from family and now I have learned to speak up and say…lets talk about something other than the drama in your life. I just did that last week and it took her back a bit I think. She married into to the family and she is constantly talking about my sisters and how they cause her drama when it sounds to me that she is causing more than they are! We’ll see if she call me back any time soon! LOL My life has changed too much in the last 4 months to even care about others shit anymore. I tend to just keep to myself now. Simplicity is the key really….leave the shit at the door or don’t come in!

    • pammy wammy says:

      I like that,”Leave the the shit at the door or dont come in”.
      Good one Nikki 🙂
      I had a boss once who said,”When you come to work,leave your baggage at the door and pick it right back up when you leave”

  6. pammy wammy says:

    I understand you Joy.I work with a woman who is like that :(It gets very tiring.Her Life,her daughter and granddaughters are always in dire emergency.We have to conctantly be on call for her,cause her family needs her ALWAYS.I am so sick of it.I think the last illness was a norm for this time of the year.With allergies and those who suffer from astma.It was bad,but shes going around work asking how lung transplants work.Come on,its not that serious.I am SICK of her drama on everything.She makes a mountain out of a mole hill ALWAYS.I dont ask her how anything is anymore.It may sound bad of me.but I have put up with it for 14 years.No more.I have issues of my own,I cant deal with her drama no more 🙂
    Whats sad,is,what if one day it is really serious,I wont believe her.

  7. Gary says:

    My dad was unfortunately like that. I don’t know why he was that way? Attention maybe? Passed down from someone in the family?

    My little sister is starting to become this way also. I’m pretty sure she got it from my father? It was always frustrating growing up because you never knew if something was REALLY as bad as he made it sound.

  8. Moody Mabel says:

    omg, what a fantastic post! It automatically made me think of this girl I met a few years ago. We became friends and every day she’d call me with the most ridiculous stories and I would think, “OMG, poor thing!” because THE worst possible things were constantly happening to her. Finally, I realized i was actually absorbing some of her drama and taking it on myself trying to help her when the light went on and I realized, “NO WAY!” and that she was doing it for attention. I mean, c’mon- really! How absurd – “THE SKY IS FALLING” – the real trouble with these people is that it all goes back to the story of the little boy that cried wolf. I feel bad for them when something really bad does happen because people are going to be like, “Yawn.” – it gets old fast. Needless to say, she and I no longer speak and thank GOD because it was exhausting. Until I figured her out. Good riddance! I love my boring little life.

  9. It’s like the boy who cried “Wolf” isn’t it? I know people like this too. The ones who are my close friends – well, I feel close enough to them that I can scoff a bit and bring down the tone and learn the real details a bit better. The ones that are merely acquaintances? Well, I just play along for a bit, letting them get it out, but I can’t listen for too long because like you say, it’s exhausting.
    I think some people feel their lives and stories aren’t special enough unless they embellish and make them overly dramatic. They want to be heard, they want to be notices, they want to see other people gasp and say “Surely not!” or “Oh dear!” or “Oh my god!” They get satisfaction from it. I always wonder, though, how aware they are that they’re doing it…

  10. Gwen says:

    Oh yes, I know a few of these people too, major Drama Queens…

  11. SKL says:

    There are various degrees of that in our family. I got to wondering why it always seemed like all the exciting / dramatic stuff happened in “my” life. I would ask other people “what’s happening” and get a short, flat answer, while I was (and still am) always coming off of some dramatic event. Now, I don’t think most of my family is dramatic in the negative sense – like everything is bad, awful, horrible – but we seem to keep ourselves entertained better than most people – whether we’re laughing, ranting, rebelling, or rooting for a ball team.

    I had a work friend whom I met when things were bad at work for me, and we commiserated a lot. But for me, it was just during that dark time, and otherwise my stories were pretty balanced. Always colorful, but always good mixed with bad. I noticed that every single time we went to lunch together, the whole conversation was about the horrible, evil things that other people were always doing to her. It got to the point where I dreaded going to lunch with her.

    I remember another colleague who used to be in charge of handling complaints at a toy company. Several times a day, I’d hear down the hall, “oooooohhhhh myyyyy Gaaaaaaaaahhhd!” (spoken musically) and I just had to go in there and find out what had happened this time. She was always good for a ridiculous story about what the warehouse guys screwed up this time. I think the drama helps keep life interesting. As long as it includes a fair amount of humor.

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