In the second "week" of The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron spends quite a bit of time discussing CRAZYMAKERS, how to identify them, why we have them in our lives, and firmly planting the idea in our minds that we need to rid ourselves of them.
Simply put, CRAZYMAKERS are drama kings and queens. Although that definition may be too simple. They're drama queens combined with school yard bullies; people who cause drama to elevate themselves and keep you subservient and uncreative.
I'm happy to say that I got rid of the last few CRAZYMAKERS in my life near the end of 2007 and that I've let no more back in. That feels pretty damn good.