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Why Some People Need Villains In Their Life

Why Some People Need Villains In Their Life Some people need villains in their life.
 
They thrive on them.
 
And if there really isn’t a villain out to get them, they will create one.
 
Why?
 
Some people thrive on emotional opposition. And even though they may say otherwise, they enjoy a fight.
 
Villains provide them with energy for the day they might not be able to muster otherwise. A day without a battle is a day without much to claim, conquer, or talk about.
 
Quiet, productive, and uncomplicated days demand no hero in the story, so adding a villain is a great plot twist. Now the day’s story becomes dramatic and requires they stand up to the villain and address the battle . . . even if there was not one brewing.
 
So why would anyone create drama in their life when there is not any?
 
I believe many people are addicted to the rush it gives them emotionally. I call it the Victim, Martyr, Hero Cycle, and it’s quite addictive. They look to find a villain--one who says or does something that sets the drama in motion. Once in motion, now a  lackluster day becomes one they can turn into something more melodramatic where they are the star, or hero. They cycle through this emotional three-stage pattern throughout the day: As a Victim, they receive sympathy from others. As a Martyr, they solicit praise from others....


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Inactive, Reactive, or Proactive Leaders

Inactive, Reactive, or Proactive Leaders

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Why You Hire Proactive People but Can’t Keep Them

Why You Hire Proactive People but Can’t Keep Them

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If Time Is On Your Side, It\'s Because You Made Room For It

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The Beauty of Disagreement

The Beauty of Disagreement

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Middle child of five. Thumb sucker. Shy. And skinny. Really skinny! What else? Oh, I stuttered. In elementary school every Tuesday and Thursday I was loudly called out of class by a withered educational speech therapist. But my life has been a blast....

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24 Ways to Discover You, Understand Others, and Master Life!

“Paul divided individual personalities into four basic groups... detailing the strengths and weaknesses of each group. People were laughing and agreeing with the personality traits as they recognized themselves.... Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the training.”

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