#048: Drama Dependency | The Career Reset
Drama Dependency

In this episode, we’re talking about something I call drama dependency. 

I made up this terminology, but it’s based on real cognitive-behavioural principles. 

I love the way it sounds … drama dependency… it sounds so dramatic just saying it.  So meta. That’s why it’s so perfect.

What does it mean? Well, it’s pretty much exactly as it sounds – you get dependent on your own drama. 

Why would you do that? Good question…

What happens is you get unconsciously dependent on something at work being a problem so that you can avoid a bigger problem (usually of your own making). 

And even if you’re not sure if you do that, you know drama dependency is a real thing because you know people who are like that.  There are people out there who think everything is an issue.  Nothing can be solved. 

Or they’ve been complaining about the same thing for years and don’t do anything about it.

You probably have someone like that on your team.  It’s pretty easy to notice it in other people… but as always, you completely miss it when you’re doing it.  

So let’s explore if you are creating and depending on your own drama.  We’re going to talk about why we get drama dependent, how to recognize the signs, and how to start practicing being drama free.

what you will discover in this episode

  • The difference between drama-filled and drama-free thoughts
  • What is drama dependency?
  • The signs that you might be drama dependent.
  • Where the drama comes from – and it’s not your boss or your job.
  • The reasons you stay drama dependent.
  • How to practice being drama-free.


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