Histrionic personality disorder is pattern of attention seeking
behaviour and extreme emotionality.
Individual with this disorder wants to be the center of attention,
in group or with people and feel uncomfortable when they are not.
They have difficulty when people aren’t focused exclusively on them.
Individual with this disorder may being perceived as shallow,
sexually seductive or provocative behaviour to draw attention
to oneself is another way of achieving such attention.
In this case individuals might have difficulty achieving
emotional intimacy in romantic or sexual relationships.
Individual will attempt seek control of partner through
emotional manipulation or would display dependency
on partner at another level.
This disorder would cause losing friends by constant
demand of attention, or provocative behaviour that
might perceived as threatening to friends.
Individual will often suffer from social anxiety,
depression when is not center of attention.
Individual with histrionic personality disorder might
desire novelty, inspiration, and excitement and on
the other hand individual become any usual routine.
Individuals is often intolerant, frustrated by situations when
cannot achieve immediate satisfaction of desired attention.
In terms of work individual with this disorder might initiate
project with extreme enthusiasm yet, such excitement might
die fairly quickly.
In relationship a long term one might become subject of negligence
for new relationship because of new excitement.
This personality disorder is a pattern continuation of inner self experience
and behabviour that is mostly rooted in the individual’s culture and adolescence
or early adulthood.
Working within CBT with such individual is not recommended
because is affected by interpersonal functioning or instinct
Treatment of individual with this disorder requires testing, seeing psychiatrist
and long term therapy sessions requires.
Razi Ghaemmagham Farahani
Clinical Hypnosis & Art