Also referred to as the dramatic personality disorder, this disorder involves extreme levels of attention-seeking and emotional behavior.
Pattern of attention-seeking and highly emotional behavior.
The word histrionic refers to being overly theatrical or dramatic. This disorder often starts during the early adulthood phases of the person.
Here are the signs that indicate that a person has histrionic personality disorder
A histrionic personality disorder is among the ten personality disorders that are part of the DSM-5. It is a part of the cluster B disorders.
People with HPD obsess over being the star of the party.
If such people are not the party's life, they will resort to any means possible to get attention.
To gain attention
People with HPD resort to any means to get the attention they want and think they deserve.
This makes people with HPD seem insincere
A person with HPD will be angry, then sad, then happy...all in a moment's notice. Thus, to their friends and family, they seem insincere.
Behave as if they are in theatre.
People with HPD act extremely dramatically, as if performing in a theater in front of an audience. However, since most of their emotions are shallow, their behavior lacks sincerity
Constantly and overly concerned with their physical appearance.
If they look good, they will get attention. This is what people with HPD believe in.
Constantly look for approval from others
Such people want to be liked and loved by all. Thus, they always seek out reassurance and approval by their peers.
They are easily brainwashed by people they like
If they like or admire someone, they get very quickly influenced by the person they look up to as their idol.
Manipulation is something these people know very well
People with histrionic personality disorder are experts in the art of manipulation. They will manipulate others into doing their bidding.
They blame others for their own mistakes
Since people with histrionic personality disorder always have to appear perfect, they refuse to accept their mistakes and instead place the blame on others.
Impulsivity is their second nature.
Such people are extremely impulsive and always make rash decisions.
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