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Kanye West is Stuck In The Drama Triangle
Kanye getting upset and storming out of TimCast IRL last night is the perfect example of what I was talking about on the Disaffected Podcast.
In my discussion with Josh, I mentioned that people can switch roles quickly. This is an example of a role switch for the other party.
Kanye going on the show was very friendly with Tim before it aired. He seemed to have viewed Tim as a “Savior” type who was allowing him some time to speak to the masses. Kanye clearly acts like a victim believing many people are trying to keep him down.
But, as soon as Tim gently asked a question to hear Kanye’s explanation, Kanye noticed some (very slight) pushback. But to him, it didn’t seem so slight. If you are surrounded by yes-men (people who also view you as a victim) then get locked into an echo chamber. When in the echo chamber you don’t hear normal feedback. So when you hear someone push back on what you’ve said, you take it as a grievous argument.
Kanye has some black-or-white thinking. He thinks if you’re not on his side, then you’re part of the problem. He shifted Tim from being the “Savior” type to the “Persecutor” type in no time at all. This is how quickly people in the drama triangle shift roles (whether for themselves or others).
If you watch the video above it’s cued up and it doesn’t last that long before he storms out. He is too consumed by drama to sit calmly and prove his side of the story. People in the drama triangle are consumed by emotion and that means logic plays little part.
Also, check out the following substack from Adam Coleman on Kanye.
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