drama trap

A scheme engineered by one who is a lover of drama to suck a victim into a situation or succession of events in real life having the dramatic progression or emotional effect characteristic of a play.

Jessica loves to exaggerate her problems in order to gain more attention from others. Jessica encounters Billy, a potential sexual partner. She does not know if Billy is interested in her. Jessica tells all of her friends about Billy, exaggerating her feelings for him and even creating made-up facts. She is setting up a drama trap by entangling her friends into this situation. Jessica will set off the trap and get her big drama moment when Billy confirms his feelings for her. Whether Billy rejects her or likes her back doesn’t matter, because each scenario will provide Jessica grounds for intense drama within her group of friends. Jessica’s friends are trapped because she used so much exaggeration to heighten their anticipation to the end result. Jessica may even make her drama moment public, such as in a shopping mall or within her workplace.

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