definition of drama

an original definition by J. E. Brown

  1. Street Definition: A pejorative. A dismissive blanket term for other people’s emotions and troubles. Symptomatic of a belief that other people do not have real emotions, and that all displays of emotion are performances, designed to get attention and to manipulate others.
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  • empathy deficiency; overreacting; imagining things; faking; turning on the water works.

Related Examples: Insensitivity and accusations of fakery seem to be the essence of the mindset:

I remember one time I told someone in a chat room that I have a disability, and he thought I was lying. He accused me of just saying that so the ladies in the chat room would feel sorry for me.

— James Meadours, at

You don’t have asthma — you’re just not trying to breathe.

— old wives’ tale

Excerpt from my book (in progress)

From the chapter on how to be obnoxious:

When people get stressed out, they sometimes start acting all emotional, as if there were some link between high stress and frayed emotions. Nonsense! Remind these crybabies that they’re only acting that way to get attention, and actions are a choice. :^)

— J. E. Brown

1st edition 08 Aug 2006

about the author

J. E. Brown, relationship activist, decided in 1987 that verbal abuse will be wiped off the planet.

He has been working on it ever since.

While writing a book on relationships, he occasionally designs online surveys and writes educational materials for this web site.

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