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The Drama Triangle - The Rescue Triangle

The Drama Triangle - The Rescue Triangle

The Drama Triangle is also known as a rescue triangle that is formed when people take up and switch roles in situations of conflict and stress: victim, persecutor, rescuer.

It is exactly what it sounds like – creating stress, drama, and conflict and rescuing people from their responsibility.

🔻Is a lose-lose situation for everybody taking part in it.


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Switch Of Roles

Switch Of Roles

The winners triangle, has three positive roles:

▫️Victim becomes Vulnerable,

▫️Persecutor becomes Assertive

▫️Rescuer becomes Caring


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The Victim. The Rescuer. The Persecutor.

The Victim. The Rescuer. The Persecutor.

  1. As victims, people feel hopeless, ashamed, powerless, helpless, and unable to make decisions, enjoy work, solve problems, or achieve goals. They seem to attract bad people and situations
  2. Rescuer are the enablers who always want to rescue others. Th...


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Vulnerable / Creator

Vulnerable / Creator

They accept their vulnerability but also understand that they have the abilities to meet their needs and find their way.

They ask for help and accept when offered to empower themselves.

The most important skill they possess is problem-solving. 


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Assertive / Challenger

Assertive / Challenger

In this role, people use their time and energy in resolving issues rather than blaming others.

They are good problem solvers and always find ways to meet their needs without shaming others. 


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Caring / Coach

Caring / Coach

Rather than imposing the solutions, they show compassion by asking how to help.

This empowers the vulnerable to decide what they want and the caring role can learn to listen and allow others to find their way. 


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Drama Vs Win-Win

Drama Vs Win-Win

Winners triangle is the opposite of the Drama triangle (Karpman) It is a way to turn a negative situation into something positive and create a win-win for everyone involved.

🔻The Drama Triangle is a negative cycle that cau...


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Karpman Drama Triangle

Karpman Drama Triangle

The Karpman drama triangle is a social model of human interaction proposed by Stephen B. Karpman. The triangle maps a type of destructive interaction that can occur among people in conflict.

The Karpman Drama Triangle

The Karpman Drama Triangle

The Karpman Drama Triangle was developed in 1968 by psychologist Stephen Karpman in order to exhibit our dysfunctional behavior towards interpersonal drama.

He recognized the feelings of entertainment and addiction towards conflicts despite of its harmful...

Progressing From The Drama

  • Don't engage: Getting involved in a drama is a choice.
  • Question the prevailing beliefs: Do not believe everything you're thinking. Ask yourself first if your involvement would really help?
  • Take on a different role in the conflict


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