Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms

Do you have a histrionic personality disorder (HPD)? Histrionic personality disorder is a condition in which a person acts very emotional and dramatic in order to get attention.

The cause of this disorder is unknown, but childhood events and genes may both be involved. It occurs more often in women than in men, although it may be more often diagnosed in women because attention-seeking and sexual forwardness are less socially acceptable for women.

Histrionic personality disorder usually begins in early adulthood. People with this disorder are usually able to function at a high level and can be successful socially and at work.

Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms include:

* Acting or looking overly seductive
* Being easily influenced by other people
* Being overly concerned with their looks
* Being overly dramatic and emotional
* Being overly sensitive to criticism or disapproval
* Believing that relationships are more intimate than they actually are
* Blaming failure or disappointment on others
* Constantly seeking reassurance or approval
* Having a low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification
* Needing to be the center of attention (self-centerednessself-centeredness)
* Quickly changing emotions, which may seem shallow to others

Mental health treatment may help you learn better ways of understanding and dealing with your needs.