The Drama Triangle to understand (and change) dysfunctional relationships
Can you identify a Persecutor, a Rescuer and a Victim?
Take the quiz and check your knowledge of the Drama Triangle…
Do these stereotyped situations represent a Rescuer, a Persecutor or a Victim’s role?
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#1. A boss criticizing an employee in front of colleagues.
#2. An employee lashing out verbally at his / her son after having been unfairly criticized by the boss.
#3. A self-sacrificing mother, devoted to her children, without time for a personal life.
#4. Calimero, the black chick from an Italian cartoon, always saying: “It’s totally unfair.”
#5. A man abusing a woman.
#6. Someone investing more time, effort, money and energy in a project than the other person.
#7. An alcoholic or a drug addict.
#8. Someone lacking self-confidence and complaining a lot.
#9. A doctor working overtime without being paid or compensated.
#10. A father telling his son: “You are really stupid!”
#11. A person never saying no.
#12. Someone feeling uncomfortable, guilty, angry or helpless after a conversation.
#13. Sandra gave a heavy sigh. "Frankly, I am in a bit of a spot. That's why I'm ringing you - I can't tell you how relieved I was when you answered the phone. Everyone else I know in London seems to be out or has moved. I suppose I ought to have expected it on Christmas Eve. So - I've phoned you to throw myself on your mercy." (in: Don't leave me this way, Joan Smith, p.2-3)
#14. A father doing his daughter’s homework.
#15. A battered woman.
#16. A person feeling obliged to do something although he or she doesn’t feel like it.
#17. A mother getting depressed when her children leave the nest.
#18. „She seems to be rather in a mess, she rang and said her flat was flooded and she’s got nowhere to sleep. So I said she could stay here... Look, I am sorry, I don’t want her here either – to be absolutely honest, I don’t even like her...“ (in: Don't leave me this way, Joan Smith, p.7)
#19. The partner of an alcoholic or a drug addict.
#20. A child throwing a tantrum in a shop when the mother refuses to buy sweets.
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