A dramatic person is someone who is always making things a big deal out of things and overreacting. They are exhausting to be around and can drain you emotionally. If you have to deal with a dramatic person, either at work or in a personal relationship, here are some affirmations to help you cope.
1. I Am Not Responsible For Their Drama
You are not responsible for how someone else acts. Even if they act dramatic seemingly because of something you do, you are still not responsible.
When you affirm to yourself that you are not responsible for their drama, it helps you deal with them because you are not trying to control them or fix them. You are just letting them be who they are.
2. I Am Not A Mind Reader And Cannot Anticipate How They Will Act
You don’t know what is going to set a dramatic person off. It is okay if you don’t know what they want or why they are acting a certain way. Just ask them directly instead of trying to guess.
3. I Am Not Perfect And Neither Is Anyone Else
Nobody is perfect, and that includes dramatic people. They make mistakes just like everyone else.
Keep this in mind when they make a big deal out of something that you perceive as small. It is likely that they are just being dramatic and expecting unrealistic perfection.
4. They Are Entitled To Their Own Opinion
Even if their opinion is different from yours, they are still entitled to it.
You don’t have to agree with them, but you should respect their right to have a different opinion. This will help you keep the peace and not get drawn into their drama.
5. I Am Not Responsible For Their Happiness
You are not responsible for making someone else happy. That is their responsibility.
If they are dramatic because they are unhappy, that is their problem, not yours. You can’t make them happy and you shouldn’t try. It’s not your job.
6. I Can’t Change Them And I Don’t Want To
You can’t change someone else, no matter how much you want to or think you should.
And you don’t have to change them, either. They are who they are and you have to accept that. Trying to change them will only lead to frustration and drama… because they are a dramatic person!
7. I Won’t Let Their Drama Control Me
Just because someone else is a dramatic person doesn’t mean you have to be.
You can choose how you react to their drama. You don’t have to let it control you or your emotions. This is a very empowering affirmation that will help you keep your cool in the face of drama.
8. I Can Still Be Kind, Even When They’re Being Dramatic
You can choose to be kind, even when the other person is being dramatic. It’s a decision you make.
Being kind doesn’t mean you enable their drama or put up with it. It just means that you treat them with respect and compassion, even if they don’t deserve it.
9. I Don’t Take Their Drama Personally
Just because someone is a dramatic person around you doesn’t mean it’s personal.
They might be dramatic with everyone, not just you. Or, their drama might have nothing to do with you at all. Either way, you don’t have to take it personally. It’s not about you.
10. I Can Set Boundaries With Them
You don’t have to put up with someone else’s drama. You can set boundaries and stick to them.
For example, you can tell them that you will no longer listen to their complaining or dramatics. Or, you can limit the amount of time you spend with them. Setting boundaries will help protect you from their drama.
11. I Don’t Need To Fix Their Problems
Even if you want to help, you don’t have to fix someone else’s problems.
That is their responsibility, not yours. Getting involved will only make the situation more dramatic. It’s better to stay out of it and let them deal with their own problems.
12. I Can’t Make Them Happy If They Can’t Make Themselves Happy
As much as you might want to, you can’t make someone else happy.
Their happiness is their responsibility, not yours. Trying to make them happy will only lead to frustration and drama.
13. I Can’t Control Them And Make Them Act Better
You can’t control how someone else acts or what they do. The only person you can control is yourself.
Trying to control someone else will only lead to more drama. Accept that you can’t control them and let them be who they are.
14. I Can Walk Away From Drama
You don’t have to put up with someone else’s drama. If it gets to be too much, you can always walk away.
This doesn’t mean you have to end the relationship or cut them out of your life. But, it does mean that you don’t have to put up with their dramatics. You can take a break from them when needed.
15. I Deserve Peace And Happiness
You deserve to be happy and to have peace in your life.
Don’t let a dramatic person ruin that for you.
Remember this affirmation when you are feeling overwhelmed by their dramatics. It will help you stay focused on what is important – your own happiness.