self-dramatizing

[self-dram-uh-tahy-zing, -drah-muh-, self-]
adjective
  1. exaggerating one's own qualities, role, situation, etc., for dramatic effect or as an attention-getting device; presenting oneself dramatically.

Origin of self-dramatizing

First recorded in 1935–40
Related formsself-dram·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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