We all want our lives to be stimulating, meaningful, and useful to others. It’s satisfying to be able to solve problems, help others, and be productive overall. But for some people, the pursuit of stimulation can become an unhealthy habit, a compulsion—almost an addiction. When someone continually craves a heightened sense of stimulation in this way, it can be harmful to themselves and others. Consider these four examples and how they can impact interactions with others, both at work and at home.
Drama – Someone who craves drama loves stirring up passion, adventure, and controversy to make their life more interesting or to create problems to solve. A drama addict can smell potential scenarios a mile away. This person enjoys the producer role and likes to create new opportunities whenever possible. Drama is very seductive.
Obligation – This is an excessive and unhealthy need to do good, help, or even…
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