Thursday, May 15, 2014

How to Be a Drama King

The term "drama queen" is occasionally encountered.  The fact is, some people do find it very reinforcing to occupy center stage, and over time learn certain ploys to help things along.  And in these nondiscriminatory times, guys can do it too.  But maybe they should be properly styled "drama kings."

The first thing is to accept that there is no such thing as one's fair share of attention.  The game is not to seek parity, but to play to win!  And, in doing so, sometimes you have to play dirty.

1.  The first thing is to stir things up: gossip about others, hint that you have certain expectations that must be met, and soon!

2.  Overplay the significance of events that would be seen by most as inconsequential.

3.  Be overtly emotional.  It helps is you cry easily or go into hysterics.

4.  Do little things to call attention to yourself.  Seemingly offhand remarks such as:
"I'm wearing my sister's panties." 
"I think I am going to heave RIGHT NOW!!!" 
"I lost my virginity last night."
"My sister hates me."
"I'm thinking of running for public office."
"5.  Be consistently unsatisfied or hard to satisfy.

6.  Dress flamboyantly --  let Lady Gaga be your role model.

7.  Have an exotic pet.  A mongoose, perhaps.

8.   In general, send the message, "Look at me!"

Really, to simplify everything, just remember the traits summarized as "PRAISE ME" to be a successful drama king:

*   Provocative (or seductive) behavior
*   Relationships are considered more intimate than they actually are
*   Attention-seeking
*   Influenced easily
*   Speech (style) wants to impress; lacks detail
*   Emotional lability; shallowness
*   Make-up; physical appearance is used to draw attention to self
*   Exaggerated emotions; theatrical

These are the traits that would warrant a diagnosis of histrionic personality disorder.  HPD is not just for chicks, guys!  You just need to study and fine-tune the process a bit.




6 comments:

Grand Crapaud said...

Drama kings sound like the style of some television personalities. Or that clownish Tennessee state representative.

TexWisGirl said...

i've known a few of those - in both sexes. :)

Mike said...

Usually guys that fit that description are just called assholes. Drama king sounds too polite.

Bilbo said...

What Mike said ...

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Kudos to Mike for telling it like it is.

beach lad said...

people who send a message 'look at me' generally have me running in the opposite direction