What does histrionic mean? What causes histrionic personality disorder?

Histrionic has been defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder that usually begins in the early stages of adulthood, manifests itself with excessive emotionality and attention, and the need for approval by the environment. Unlike narcissists, they pay attention to every minute of their relationship with their environment.


The cause of this disorder is unknown, but it is thought that the sudden loss of a relative, the presence of a disease that causes constant anxiety in the family, the divorce of the parents and genetic reasons may be effective.

Histrionic personality disorder is diagnosed more frequently in women than men, and narcissistic personality disorder is more common in men with some similar symptoms.


As long as they can attract the attention and affection of others, they are lively, cheerful, full of enthusiasm and flirtatious or flirtatious. As long as they are the focus of the group, their relationship is strong. They may exhibit sexually inappropriate provocative behaviors and express their emotions in an impressive way. In addition, egocentrism, self-indulgence, constant desire for appreciation and constant psychological manipulation to achieve their needs.

People with this personality disorder cannot realistically assess their personal situation and tend to exaggerate and dramatize the difficulties they face.

Because they get bored easily, they can change jobs very often and have problems with disappointment. They put themselves in dangerous situations because of their desire for novelty and excitement. These elements can cause them to fall into greater depression.

The following symptoms are seen:

– Exhibitionist behavior.

– Constant pursuit of satisfaction or approval.

– Dramatization of emotions by showing them excessively. For example, hugging someone you just met or crying uncontrollably at a sad movie.

– Hypersensitivity to criticism or disapproval.

– Being proud of one’s personality, reluctant to change and perceiving any change as a threat.

– Displaying inappropriately provocative behavior or appearance.

– Attempting to attract attention using somatic signs.

– The need to be the center of attention.

– Low tolerance for disappointments.

– Making snap decisions.

– Rapid change of emotional states. These states may appear superficial or exaggerated to others.

Believing that relationships should be more intimate than they really are.

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Histrionic personality disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior. The causes of this disorder are not fully understood, but factors such as genetics, environmental stressors, and childhood experiences may contribute to its development. People with histrionic personality disorder often exhibit exhibitionist behavior, a constant need for approval, hypersensitivity to criticism, and a desire to be the center of attention. They may also display sexually inappropriate behavior and have a low tolerance for disappointment. This disorder is more commonly diagnosed in women than men, and it can lead to difficulties in personal and professional relationships. Treatment may involve therapy, medication, and support groups.

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