Histrionic Personality Category

Measurement Tools

Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, Psychopathic behaviour. The Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (PPTS; Boduszek et al., 2016) Single-Item Narcissism Scale (SINS) Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale, a test of sociopathy Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) and Bech-Rafaelsen Mania Rating Scale (MAS) – Bipolar disorder Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) – Bipolar Disorder DA12profile Personality Inventory, and SCL-90- Antisocial […]

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Narcissist, Sociopath or Psychopath???

You decide Narcissist, Sociopath or Psychopath???

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What Is Reverse Projection?

Reverse projection means even if you’re no longer in relationship with your abuser, you may still thing well of her rather than face the truth- she abused you.  Being realistic will help you to accept that yes, you were abused, yes, things were bad & yes, you have been adversely affected by it all.  Once […]

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Pseudologia Fantastica: A Fascinating Case Report

POSSIBLE UNDERLYING CAUSES AND DYNAMICS Biological Using structural magnetic resonance imaging, Yang et al6 found a widespread increase in white matter (23%-36%) in orbitofrontal, middle, and inferior prefrontal subregions, and a 36% to 42% reduction in prefrontal grey/white ratios in liars. This white matter increase may predispose some individuals to pathological lying. Lack of attention, negligence,and abuse can contribute to individuals […]

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HOW DOES HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY DIFFER FROM NARCISSISM?

Narcissism, or narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), is another cluster B personality disorder. It’s similar to HPD in many ways, but there are a few key differences. One diagnostic requirement for narcissism is a lack of empathy. People with this condition may ignore how others feel and have little compassion. People with histrionic personality may engage in […]

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Understanding Histrionic Personality Disorder

HPD is one of 10 personality disorders recognized in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). HPD is one of the Cluster B disorders, which are characterized as dramatic, overly emotional, and/or erratic. The DSM-5 defines histrionic personality disorder as a pattern of extreme emotionality and attention-seeking behavior that begins by early adulthood and is […]

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Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD)

Patients with histrionic personality disorder continually demand to be the center of attention and often become depressed when they are not. They are often lively, dramatic, enthusiastic, and flirtatious and sometimes charm new acquaintances. These patients often dress and act in inappropriately seductive and provocative ways, not just with potential romantic interests, but in many […]

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Psychologists Have Come Up With an Official Test to Measure Your Need For Drama

This new scale is based on three main factors: Interpersonal manipulation: “Characterised by a person’s willingness to influence other people to behave in a manner serving of the manipulator’s goals.” Impulsive outspokenness: “Characterised by a person’s compulsion to speak out and share opinions, even when inappropriate and without regard to social consequences.” Persistent perceived victimhood: “The […]

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Reviewing the Drama Queen

This is the second of seven articles that deal with personalities, personal style and trouble getting along in the workplace. Click here for an archive of the entire series. Each of the personality disorders discussed includes at least three elements. First, the behavior patterns are both inappropriate and painful to the self or to others. Second, the maladaptive […]

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Dangerous Liaisons: How to Deal with a Drama Queen

The damaging theatrics of drama queens may spring from defects etched in the brain. Yet you can limit the havoc they wreak on your life. Living or working with drama queens can be draining and disturbing. Such a colleague can curtail your own productivity at the office or even shut down teams as everyone tries […]

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