Whether it be on the school ground, in the office, or even on social media, usually, there’s always one friend who everyone accuses of loving the ‘drama’.
If you don’t have such a friend, then careful, because you’re probably the one who feeds off it!
It turns out though, there’s a lot of us who seem to love the drama and gossip – just ask these people:
However, a survey of 2,000 UK adults found one in five consider themselves ‘drama magnets’ who spark gossip wherever they go.
The same study also revealed 52 per cent think they’ve put their more dramatic tendencies behind them as they’ve grown older and wiser. I won’t reveal my age but I definitely fall into this category!
It also emerged the average Brit thinks their life was at its turbulent best and most exciting at age 26. It’s either the good ol’ days, or you’re yet to experience the joy!
By contrast, another two in five prefer their drama to come from TV shows, while half choose drama as one of their favourite genres of entertainment. If you watched The Hills, you’ll be able to relate to the power of gossip – let alone the love people have for it.
The study was commissioned by TV channel Sky Witness, where viewers get to watch the best of US drama unfold.
A spokesperson for Sky Witness said:
Life wouldn’t be very interesting without a bit of dramatic flair now and then, and it doesn’t hurt to indulge in our dramatic tendencies.
Our study shows Brits are never too far from the action, and Sky Witness shows are ready to give fans a great daily dose of dramatic entertainment when the cravings strike.
Nearly half of the people surveyed said they know someone in their social circle who’s ‘addicted to drama’. See, I told you, there’s always one…at least! And don’t even get me started on the people in the office!
35 per cent of those Brits surveyed think you can identify a ‘drama magnet’ from their social media usage. You know the ones, those who post about their feelings far too regularly, before going on to discuss with their friendship group.
Yet 70 per cent think social media has had a role to play in creating those addicted to drama. Hmmm, they’ve got a point to be fair – or perhaps it just makes it easier at identifying those who are guilty?
The study, conducted by OnePoll.com, also explored some of the little dramas which find their way into the everyday lives of Brits.
One in three feel a dramatic streak coming on when they can’t decide what to have to eat for a meal. Can totally relate to that one though – why’s it always so hard to decide?
While 23 per cent regularly experience the drama of trying to organise a group of friends for a night out or meet-up, and one in four find drama in being unable to pick an outfit for the day ahead. Oooops, can totally relate to this one too! Maybe I’m that friend? Uh oh!
Regardless, let’s all try and enjoy a drama-free life just a little bit more?
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A sports enthusiast with a BA (Hons) in Sports Journalism, who can be found predominantly at Villa Park. Having completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism, she then went on to work at Sky Sports, the BBC, and the Mirror. When not engrossed in sport, it’s animals, guitars, and Liam Gallagher which take main focus.