HAVE YOU KNOWN ANYONE OR ENCOUNTERED SOMEONE WHO CONSTANTLY TALKS ABOUT THEIR FUTURE PLANS…YET TO BE FULFILLED? I WANT THIS..I WANT THAT KIND OF TALK?OR PERHAPS LIE ABOUT HAVING DEPRESSION OR ADHD AND CLAIMING TO HAVE BEEN BY CHECKED BY PROFESSIONAL? LIKES TO DAYDREAM AND FANTASIZE OF BEING A ROYALTY?HAVING COMPULSIONS OF JOINING ALL WEB PORTALS WITH OUT A SOLID CAUSE? … AND ENJOY ACCUSING PEOPLE OF THEIR OWN BEHAVIOR?
YOU ARE DEALING WITH A HISTRIONIC .
“Individuals with histrionic personality disorder may have difficulty achieving emotional intimacy in romantic or sexual relationships. Without being aware of it, they often act out a role (e.g., “victim” or “princess”) in their relationships to others. They may seek to control their partner through emotional manipulation or seductiveness on one level, yet displaying a marked dependency on them at another level. People with histrionic personality disorder may crave novelty, stimulation, and excitement and have a tendency to become bored with their usual routine. These individuals are often intolerant of, or frustrated by, situations that involve delayed gratification, and their actions are often directed at obtaining immediate satisfaction. Although they often initiate a job or project with great enthusiasm, their interest may lag quickly.” Histrionic Personality Disorder
Histrionics much like narcissists are addicted to attention this is why they crave for it. These people were ridiculed and criticized as kids and to add insult to injury, mostly have been compared to/with others making them feel small.Their own parents /guardians mostly sufferers themselves of such Psychiatric issues and incapable of properly nurturing a child. These are children deprived of “genuine love and appreciation “ from their caregivers. They tend grow up to be greedy, needy and childish adults. THeir focus is on themselves, but don’t get me wrong they are functional and have the freedom to live life as if nothing is wrong with them. Despite of their disorder they can still choose to become wives and husbands and raise a dysfunctional family together. This what we are seeing now in our society, a perfect facade of a “happy little family” in suburbia.
Histrionics live in their “fantasy crib”, where they dream day and night of how perfect they are. Their favorite past time is “building castles’ and touching the moons and stars, a means of soothing themselves from episodes of depression brought about by all the frustrations they harbor within. This allows them to be in a euphoric state and maintain the cheerful, perky facade. By doing so, they escape from reality of who they really are and how they are actually doing in life. The product of this unrealistic view of a “histrionic” is the lack of focus and boundary.
Too much indulgence in fantasy as an adult is not a normal behavior, as this causes histrionics to sometimes fail to distinguish the reality from fantasy. Mostly, they are careless to the point of forgetting everything(boiling pot, car keys, passwords, their own identity, etc.), these people are lovers of anything fancy and unrealistic outlets( SIMS WORLD, SECOND LIFE, FANTASY GAMES mostly childish in nature), they are having difficulty following thru any plan. Histrionics are more talk, less action kind of individuals. Expect a “parrot- like” companion whenever they are around you. They are also in a habit of sharing unnecessary info about them and their personal life. They are delusional and they believe that others are interested to know every detail about them.
A well supported delusion (in that it is ably defended) is the chief and often time the only symptom of disease. Other characteristics appropriate to the delusion can also be present, such as resentment or aggression.
The delusion may manifest itself as any of the following types:
- Persecutory type
in which the individual believes he or she is being threatened or mistreated my others.
- Grandiose type
in which victims of the disorder believe that they are extraordinarily important people or are possessed of extraordinary power, knowledge or ability.
- Jealous type
in which the delusion centers on the suspected unfaithfulness of a spouse or sexual partner. This delusion is more common than others.
- Eroticmatic type
in which individuals convince themselves some person of eminence, often a movie star or well-known political figure (often whom they have never met but to whom they have written frequently) is in love with them.
- Somatic type
in which the false belief focuses on a delusional physical abnormality or disorder.
- One extremely rare instance of this disease is called folie à deux.
It results from a close relationship with someone else who already has a delusional disorder, often under a closed environment. Both persons then share the delusion, such as the situation in the movie “Nell,” where the main character is raised away from society with only her sister to associate WITH.
IT is important to note the distinguishing factor between this disorder and paranoid schizophrenia is that in this disorder the symptoms of hallucination, incoherence, and loosened association are not present. This disorder occurs in middle-aged to older persons. However it is free from further deterioration or any type of remission. Typical is the diseased’s unwillingess to participate in treatment or associate casually. It is generally believed that this delusional disorder stems not from genetic or physical means, but rather from pathological early life experiences.Delusional Disorder
Personality disorders are long standing patterns of maladaptive behavior.
The personality disorders are when a person uses improper and immature ways to deal with problems or situations. People with this type of disorder do not feel like they are doing anything wrong and therefore do not want to change thier behavior, like people with anxiety disorders. There are 11 major personality disorders defined by the DSM-III. These include: Antisocial Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Schizophrenia and Other Delusional Disorders
According to Health.am, “Researchers have found that HPD appears primarily in men and women with above-average physical appearances. Some research has suggested that the connection between HPD and physical appearance holds for women rather than for men. Both women and men with HPD express a strong need to be the center of attention. Individuals with HPD exaggerate, throw temper tantrums, and cry if they are not the center of attention. Patients with HPD are naive, gullible, have a low frustration threshold, and strong dependency needs.
”Cognitive style can be defined as a way in which an individual works with and solves cognitive tasks such as reasoning, learning, thinking, understanding, making decisions, and using memory. The cognitive style of individuals with HPD is superficial and lacks detail. In their inter-personal relationships, individuals with HPD use dramatization with a goal of impressing others. The enduring pattern of their insincere and stormy relationships leads to impairment in social and occupational areas. Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
Although prevention of the disorder might not be possible, treatment can allow a person who is prone to this disorder to learn more productive ways of dealing with situations.Early diagnosis can assist patients and family members to recognize the pervasive pattern of reactive emotion among individuals with HPD. Educating people, particularly mental health professionals, about the enduring character traits of individuals with HPD may prevent some cases of mild histrionic behavior from developing into full-blown cases of maladaptive HPD. Further research in prevention needs to investigate the relationship between variables such as age, gender, culture, and ethnicity and HPD. www.health.am
http://www.minddisorders.com/Flu…Histrionic Personality Disorder: Description, Incidence, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Causes, Associated Conditions, Diagnosis, Signs and symptoms and treatmenthttp://www.health.am/psy/histrio…Histrionic Personality Disorder: Description, Incidence, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Causes, Associated Conditions, Diagnosis, Signs and symptoms and treatmentSchizophrenia and Other Delusional Disorders
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