#00Buck Posted August 18, 2016 Share Posted August 18, 2016 Histrionic Personality Disorder is characterized by an extreme interest in drawing the attentions of others, favorable or unfavorable, to oneself. HPD is estimated to affect up to 1% of the population. People who suffer from HPD are sometimes accused of being a "drama queen" or "drama major". They are the people who grab the microphone, hog the limelight, always change the subject to themselves, behave outrageously, have tantrums and generally refuse to be ignored. HPD is a serious condition that isolates those who surround the people who have the disorder. A mnemonic that has sometimes been used to describe the criteria for histrionic personality disorder is “PRAISE ME”: P - provocative (or seductive) behavior R - relationships, considered more intimate than they are A - attention, must be at center of I - influenced easily S - speech (style) - wants to impress, lacks detail E - emotional liability, shallowness M - make-up - physical appearance used to draw attention to self E - exaggerated emotions - theatrical However, people who suffer from HPD are often just as interested in attracting negative attention, including shock, anger, outrage, shame, guilt and remorse. Pfft! Totally not me at all right! Right? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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