A way of relating to the world in which a person consistently overreacts to or greatly exaggerates the importance of benign events.
Typically "drama" is used by people who are chronically bored or those who seek attention.
People who engage in "drama" will usually attempt to drag other people into their dramatic state, as a way of gaining attention or making their own lives more exciting.
Common warning signs/ risk factors of drama or a dramatic person are:
1. Having one supposedly serious problem after another.
2. Constantly telling other people about one's problems.
3. Extreme emotionality or frequently shifting, intense emotions.
4. Claiming to have experienced negative events that are highly implausible.
5. A boring job or mundane life.
6. Making claims without sufficient evidence or a lack of detail about supposedly serious events.
7. A pattern of irrational behavior and reactions to everyday problems.
Sarah had a slight fever and mild cough. She decided to use drama, in order to receive sympathy and attention, so she told everyone she was deathly ill.
Debra lost her keys then spent four hours crying and yelling at her husband.
Mary did not answer her cell phone for an hour, so John feared that she had died in a horrible car accident.
Someone stole Steve's can of Coke from the break room fridge, now he believes that someone at work is trying to destroy him.
A type of flu, that despite being around for decades and having periodic flare ups that kill relatively few people, is somehow the new supervirus that is going to destroy humanity.
The media's ability to blow this out of proportion rates somewhere between Y2K and WMD in Iraq.
The media has talked nonstop about swine flu for months despite it being less severe and less deadly than the seasonal flu.
Recommended treatment for swine flu: Sprite, chicken soup, and low dose Tylenol.
Jerry caught swine flu! He might not be back to work until Thursday!
You have a greater chance of dying in a car accident on your way to get your swine flu shot than of dying from swine flu.
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