Dramatics tend to be very animated; that’s why they do well in the fine arts. With their passionate nature they have a way of convincing you that their story is real. Because of their love for acting, sometimes reality can get blurry for them and they need someone to keep them in line with the truth. These women need to be careful that deception doesn’t become an addiction, because they can get caught up in the power of changing someone’s mind, or they may fall prey to a substance addiction in order to change their own mind in an effort to avoid reality.
But Hannah wasn’t avoiding her reality; she couldn’t get away from it. I believe she handled it in a way God would love all of us to: she sought Him for help. Maybe it was because there was enough drama in her situation; or perhaps it was because by then she had done all she could to try to control conception, and she had come to grips with the fact that final decision on this matter is God’s. Maybe Hannah was controlling and manipulative in other areas of her life, that’s a very real possibility, and maybe she was using her passionate nature in prayer with the purpose of manipulating God into giving her what she wanted. But I doubt it.
In Hannah’s case, being very upset, it wasn’t just her attitude that was misunderstood; her priest thought she was a drunk! (1 Samuel 1:13)
I don’t know about how you feel, but most of us have a really hard time with being misunderstood, especially if our character is being judged as unrighteous when our passion is to do good. Poor Hannah. She just wanted to have a baby. Dramatics want to take charge of their own life and live their dreams. It’s hard for them to be held back by anyone, not because they are pushy control freaks, but because they are go-getters.
In fact, you will find that most Dramatics are business owners or professionals of some kind, because they are go-getters and they are very influential. But as we have talked about, whenever we have an ability to bear great influence in our world, our enemy will actively try to lead us astray. Satan tends to sidetrack Dramatics by making them blinded to their strength or leading them to be obsessed with it. Very often, even in a crowd of friends, this woman feels excluded or alone and she may not know why. People like to be around the Dramatic; she is fun. But she can be aloof because of her fear of being misunderstood and her independent nature, so as much as her friends love her, they tend to feel she doesn’t need them, and so her relationships tend to be superficial or one-sided.
Dramatics who make a decision to guard their hearts, but still be vulnerable by making the first move in their relationships, are able to radiate balanced beauty in a way that is very inspiring to others.
If you are a Dramatic of either type, you are creative and influential. Your image should reflect who you are.
Catrina Welch is an image- and life-coach whose message is not as much “what not to wear” as it is, “Know Who You Are,” which is the title of her book of guidelines for your personal image identity. Catrina has also written a Bible study to help women overcome their confidence conflicts; it is titled Supreme MakeOver: a Rich and Refreshing Devotional Experience. Her other books include Footprints Through the Sand: a Consolidation of Life-altering stories about Loving and Loosing a Trisomy-18 Baby and Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You with the Images in Your Mirror and Your Soul, which will be available in book stores this spring. All of these books are available now at www.CatrinaWelch.com
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