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Is there too much drama in your life – at the office, in your teams, or at home? Very few people enjoy conflict, but it is a normal part of life and therefore we all use coping mechanisms for those difficult conversations.

One such “coping mechanism” is the Karpman Drama Triangle. Using it is normal but not helpful, because it keeps us in a loop of dysfunction without providing any real resolution.

The Karpman triangle defines 3 roles that are the classic roles of almost every drama. We all (yes, even you  ) play these roles and worst of all we can sometimes play all 3 in the same conversation.

Come learn about this topic in a fun and light-hearted way, and walk away with some practical tools that you can use to escape the drama.

Learning Outcomes

  1. What is the Karpman Drama Triangle? (aka the Dreaded Drama Triangle)
  2. What are the 3 roles of the triangle and how can we recognise them?
  3. What is my own default role? (we all have one)
  4. How do these role-players act in a conflict scenario?
  5. How do we escape the drama and get a real resolution to conflict?

About Elmarie

Elmarie is passionate about people. As well as having built a successful career in software development and business agility coaching, Elmarie is a certified Life Coach, and is studying towards a diploma in Neuro Coaching.

Over the past 18 years, Elmarie has fulfilled the roles of Software Developer, Architect, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Trainer.

Currently, Elmarie is an Enterprise Agile Coach at Gravity Works Business Consultants.

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