A very useful way of understanding where things can go wrong with the way we tackle problems involving other people – both at work and in our personal lives – is the Drama Triangle. This explains how we can easily find ourselves in the role of victim, persecutor or rescuer (or victim, villain and hero – as in all good dramas!), in ways which keep us stuck in a problem situation. The two short videos below have slightly different, but equally useful, takes on this dynamic. They also explain how to get unstuck and find more creative ways to solve problems.
Lauren Kress (5.33 mins)
the Conscious Leadership Group (3.21 mins)