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Season 1, Episode 14

You’re Working Harder Than You Have To – The Hero Role in the Drama Triangle

About this episode:

In this episode, you unlearn everything you ever learned about heroes from movies like Superman or Star Wars. Learn how you’re allowed to help solve and fix in a way that is deeply empowering to yourself and others and does not drain your energy.

Do you like to solve any problem as soon as they come up? Do you find yourself often swooping in to save other people from bad things that might happen or to teach them stuff they really, REALLY need to know so that more bad things don’t happen? You might be a hero if you seek to help, solve, or fix in order to relieve discomfort or suffering from yourself or others.  

Throughout this episode, discover what the drama triangle hero archetype is and how heroing is a form of perpetuating drama and powerlessness in your own life and the lives around you. Wake up to the costs of your own heroing and learn how you’re allowed to help others without continuing a cycle of suffering.


Read more about the hero role

In a world obsessed with heroes and fixers, it’s time to reevaluate our approach to problem-solving at work. Being a constant fixer may seem noble, but it often perpetuates drama and powerlessness. This insightful article challenges the notion of heroism and introduces the drama triangle framework. By understanding the limitations of the hero mindset and embracing a more creative and empowering approach, you can transform the way you navigate challenges. Learn how to escape the cycle of temporary relief and cultivate lasting solutions that bring true transformation and fulfillment in the workplace.

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