Histrionic personality disorder

Behavioral Health


Clinicals - History

Fact Explanation
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{"ops":[{"insert":"Center of attention"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD will impulsively find ways to become the center of attention. Not being the center of attention can cause significant anxiety."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Seductive behavior"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD exhibit overtly seductive behavior in inappropriate settings, such as in the workplace. They may impulsively attempt to seduce people without feeling attracted to them."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Rapidly shifting, shallow emotions"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD tend to show exaggerated, yet shallow displays of emotions that often seem insincere."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Bizarre or flamboyant appearance"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD may adapt a bizarre or excessively flamboyant appearance or style. This is done solely in order to be the center of attention."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Impressionistic speech pattern"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD often speak in a pattern that is overly impressionistic yet lacking in detail. This includes showering an acquaintance with flattering yet non-specific compliments."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Self-dramatization"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD act excessively dramatic and show unreasonable displays of emotions that often seem inappropriate or disingenuous."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Suggestibility"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People are with HPD tend to be highly suggestible, meaning that their opinions can easily be influenced by others."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"False sense of intimacy"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD tend to overestimate the intimacy of their relationships. This can lead to getting attached to people they don\u0027t know very well and feeling rejected."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Introduction"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Histrionic personality disorder (HBD) falls under cluster B personality disorders. It is characterized by excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior. A personality disorder is defined as a collection of fixed, persistent personality traits that cause impaired self-interpersonal function."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Center of attention"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD will impulsively find ways to become the center of attention. Not being the center of attention can cause significant anxiety."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Seductive behavior"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD exhibit overtly seductive behavior in inappropriate settings, such as in the workplace. They may impulsively attempt to seduce people without feeling attracted to them."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Rapidly shifting, shallow emotions"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD tend to show exaggerated, yet shallow displays of emotions that often seem insincere."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Bizarre or flamboyant appearance"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD may adapt a bizarre or excessively flamboyant appearance or style. This is done solely in order to be the center of attention."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Impressionistic speech pattern"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD often speak in a pattern that is overly impressionistic yet lacking in detail. This includes showering an acquaintance with flattering yet non-specific compliments."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Self-dramatization"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD act excessively dramatic and show unreasonable displays of emotions that often seem inappropriate or disingenuous."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Suggestibility"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People are with HPD tend to be highly suggestible, meaning that their opinions can easily be influenced by others."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"False sense of intimacy"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"People with HPD tend to overestimate the intimacy of their relationships. This can lead to getting attached to people they don\u0027t know very well and feeling rejected."}]}

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