Protect Yourself from Control Dramas by Dr. Jody Janati | DailyOM 

Control Drama? We are in an era when those with control issues are the most busy. They sidle up to you with a warm inviting smile, smooth conversation, and a glint of honey in their eyes. But what do they really want? Take the journey with Dr. Jody Janati, professor in the Communications Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Jody Janati:

Most people have come to accept that conflict is inevitable. What many do not realize is that most of us use unconscious strategies called control dramas to gain power or energy from another person, and to essentially, “get their way with others.” A control drama is played by anyone who is feeling low on power or energy, to manipulate and steal the energy of another. We get our way with others by making them pay attention to us and then elicit a certain reaction from them to make ourselves feel fulfilled. The positive feelings we gain are won at the expense of the other person and this often causes imbalance and drama in our interpersonal relationships.

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Source: DailyOM – Protect Yourself from Control Dramas by Dr. Jody Janati