Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD)

Histrionic Personality Disorder is a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness, usually beginning in early adulthood.

Symptoms include:

  • Acting or looking overly seductive.
  • Being easily influenced.
  • 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-centeredness).
  • Quickly changing emotions.