Histrionic Personality Disorder

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    Histrionic personality disorder normally includes a pattern of attention seeking behaviour. Typically this involves wanting to be the center of attention in any group of people, perhaps being flirtatious or provocative.

    People with Histrionic Personality Disorder often act out a role in their relationship with others rather than feel emotions as such. They may have difficulty achieving or experiencing intimacy, particularly in romantic relationships. They may even try to control their partners through emotional manipulation, either creating disasters or exaggerating reactions.

    It isn’t uncommon for people with this disorder to crave excitement and stimulation. They can become bored quickly and frustrated when gratification isn’t instant. Although keen to initiate a job or project they often become very quickly bored and don’t see it through to its conclusion.

    Some Histrionic Personality Disorder behaviours and traits include feeling shallow emotions but exaggerated expression of them, feeling uncomfortable when not the centre of attention. A high interest in personal appearance, very open to suggestion and feeling relationships are closer than they actually are. Some find it difficult to end relationships, feeling as if something is unfinished.

    If you would like further information on histrionic personality or if you would like to arrange an appointment please contact Sentient Counselling in Belfast.


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