The Karpman Drama Triangle & the Workplace: Definition & Avoidance


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Geraldo is dating Sofia. Whenever they get in an argument, Sofia complains to Geraldo's brother Jorge. Jorge then yells at Geraldo for being mean to Sofia. According to the _____, Geraldo, Jorge, and Sofia are in a relationship that is based on the roles of victim, persecutor, and rescuer.

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1. When Eloise misbehaves, her father tells her mother that Eloise has been mean to him. Her mother then punishes Eloise. According to the Karpman Triangle, Eloise is acting as a _____, while her father is acting as a _____.

2. Demi is a strict mother to Stephen. When he gets in trouble, Stephen goes to his Aunt Theresa. Theresa then tells Demi that she needs to back off and leave Stephen alone. In this example, Theresa is acting as the _____ in the Karpman Triangle.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the Karpman Triangle with these assessments. Multiple-choice questions will cover key areas like the theory that identifies a relationship that's based on the roles of victim, persecutor and rescuer and the role associated with a person who feels attacked by somebody else.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be considered on the quiz:

  • Role of a person who intervenes to help somebody else
  • Person who attacks a victim and the person who confronts the attacker
  • Best solution to resolve a Karpman Drama Triangle at work

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Karpman Triangle, including the person who intervenes to help another individual
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the roles of somebody who feels attacked and the person who is doing the attacking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most efficient way of solving a Karpman Drama Triangle at work

Additional Learning

For more on the roles associated with drama at work, you can review the lesson named The Karpman Drama Triangle & the Workplace: Definition & Avoidance. You'll be going over these points in particular:

  • Results of unhealthy relationships at work
  • Shifting roles in the Drama Triangle
  • Different methods for breaking up this triangle