exaggerating one's own qualities, role, situation, etc., for dramatic effect or as an attention-getting device; presenting oneself dramatically.
- self-dram·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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How to use self-dramatizing in a sentence
If the Republican electorate wanted this kind of self-dramatizing nonsense, why bother with uptight, buttoned-down Mitt?
Then there was the self-dramatizing and feckless suspension of his campaign over the financial crisis.