Histrionic Personality Disorder

Oh! The drama!!!Diagnostic Criteria
A pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention

2. interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior

3. displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions

4. consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self

5. has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail

6. shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion

7. is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances

8. considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are

(Via Jett Superior)

Hey, I only made 4 items on the list, so I’m ok.
But then again, I *know* I’m a problem adult, what’s *YOUR* excuse?

The 12-Step Program for Drama Queens.
(Yeah, I’m making fun of you all again.)

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14 thoughts on “Histrionic Personality Disorder

  1. Dearest E,
    Of course I did the reinstall, and the repair on IE, (plus I reverted back to IE5)but none of it did a damn thing. It’s a bad dll file. Period. It won’t register in DOS at all. :o(

    Oh, and I don’t have an excuse for being a problem adult, I am just happy to belong to a group!!! *lol* Have a great night hun! ;o)

  2. Aw that sucks. I figured that would do the trick (well, Mozilla’s pretty good.)

    Never a dull moment when people like you and me are around. *wink*

  3. Is it so wrong to snarl up traffic? It depends… Am I in the line behind you? Then hell yeah! Otherwise, carry on.

  4. Hey Eric, Whuzzup?

    Your post about Histrionic Personality Disorder brings back memories of my psychiatry in med. school.

    If you look at the various PDs as we used to call them, most people could fit the criteria for at least one. Who cares? Life is too short dude, live it!

  5. Oh yeah, Doc… this is what is so hilarious about this particular disorder. I mean, isn’t this why people blog, and have websites, and photo albums online? It’s all “Look at me! Look at me!!!”. I would imagine we ALL have #1 down to a science. :0)

    The web just appeals to all of our vanity, we want validation, we want recognition. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, per se, but if you look at people who despise an opposing opinion in their comments, or all the “WOE IS ME” posts, I would imagine anyone with Histrionic Personality Disorder would be drawn to blogging like flies.

    I just always thought it’s because some people lack basic social skills, that they come off the way they do online.

  6. But which 4? 🙂
    Me? 1,5,6 & 7… no doubt about it.

    Used to be #2 also, but now people know that I’m a hideous beast, so I don’t bother. :0)

  7. I think I’m more narcissistic than histrionic…none of these really fit me…and I did so want to be a drama queen!

    ~runs crying from the room~

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