Friday, 18 January 2013

Men Who Behave Like 'Drama Queen'

Are you tolerating a man who blows things out of proportion and refuses to quit his histrionic personality? You are probably with a male 'drama queen'. Here's our take on the situation.

So you're at this party and everyone's having a blast. And just when you decide to hit the dance floor with your partner, the waiter serves your guy the wrong drink — and he goes berserk. Not only does he make a mountain out of a molehill by screaming at the waiter in front of everyone, but also, instead of celebrating the friend's birthday, he decides to celebrate his fight over this petty issue. And that's when your heart sinks and you think, 'My man's such a drama queen'. Yes, that's the word for him, too. And why not? After all, he screams, shouts, vies for attention and wants the whole world revolving around his histrionics — character traits often attributed to women. The drama queen could be anyone; it needn't necessarily be your husband or boyfriend.

Rebecca Joseph, a copywriter, agrees. "I have a very close guy friend. He's cute and macho. But I've never come across anyone who cribs as much as him. It's fun at times, almost like spending time with another woman." Clinical psychologist Mansi Hasan says, "Women may find it difficult to handle such emotional outbursts by men. It may also affect the relationship in a negative way — women are also emotional and two emotional people may create conflicts." But the question is, why have men suddenly taken to this pattern? 

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