In the previous post, I discussed about whiteboards at our workplace. The next thing I wrote in that was Drama triangle
Now it is very simple we all see daily drama in office and we think about different roles we are playing in that drama
Stephen Karpman came up with a drama triangle of human interactions, their roles and information transfer.
This theory says we all play 3 specific roles in our work life
Victim is usually a poor helpless person .who is seeking for help.
Persecutor is a usual a person with power, authority; who pressurizes, sometimes accuses, can be a troublemaker also .In short he is a bad boy 😉
Rescuer: he is heroic. Always helping around, Handles tough situations, making things easier for victims.
He came up with this triangle. Now I came across different scenarios and thought how I can form this triangle.
A customer who is pressurized by his boss to generate a monthly report immediately. Then he is unable to do it, as there is a technical glitch. Now he goes to the analyst and seeks help. Analyst then resolves the technical issue and helps the customer to generate the report.
Here, Customer is Victim. Hi Boss is a persecutor and analyst become a rescuer.
Customer reports an issue constantly abuses analyst for not solving the issue quickly. Then a Technical Lead helps analyst in resolving the problem.
Here Customer becomes a persecutor, Analyst a victim and His Manager a rescuer.
This applies to personal life situation also. Let us see how:
Let’s say there is a man who constantly dominate over his wife to do household chores and bashes her if everything is not complete on time and then Son/daughter intervenes and says to his mother “ Mother, Let me talk to dad and make him understand your situation . Let me help you in you work also. “And finally helps in resolving things.
So now I leave you with this thought.
Who are playing what role in above situation and keep thinking about different roles you have played in different situation at your workplace.
Have you been only victimized or been a rescuer too?