Kevin D Thompson – Drama Triangle

Drama Triangle

Drama Triangle

What is this?

The Drama Triangle is a visual representation of how dramatic stories involve three primary roles and how the roles switch during the unfolding of the story. The three primary roles in the classic drama are Persecutor, Victim and Rescuer.

Why is this important?

For the most part, drama in the workplace is what may be considered by many to be B/S or games. Since I believe and teach that B/S detection and rejection is the job of any responsible person in the workplace, it is vital to recognize drama and put a stop to it.

Sometimes people are naturally drawn to particular roles in the drama triangle and since they enjoy playing those roles it can be difficult to get them to stop participating in drama. Companies (and people) rarely if ever, experience long-term benefit from drama - usually it produces a zero-sum outcome which does not grow anything or anyone.



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