a disorder characterized by extreme attention-seeking, dramatics and emotional instability.
This person is overly dramatic and given to emotional excess, impatient with minor annoyances, immature, dependent on others, and often sexually seductive without taking responsibility for flirtations; formerly called hysterical personality.
persons with this disorder are overly conscious of their appearance, are constantly seeking attention, and often behave dramatically in situations that do not warrant this type of reaction. The emotional expressions of persons with histrionic personality disorder are often judged as superficial and exaggerated.
characterized by style that is charming, dramatic, expressive, demanding, self-indulgent, and inconsiderate. They are constantly seeking attention, have labile moods, are capricious, and are superficial. They tend to be exhibitionistic and flirtatious, manipulative, and display empathetic deficiencies. Their emotional style is characterized by exaggerated emotional displays and excitability.
A disorder with pervasive and excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behaviour. This pattern begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts.
A personality disorder characterized by excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior
In psychiatry, histrionic personality disorder (HPD), or hysterical personality disorder, is a personality disorder which involves a pattern of excessive emotional expression and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness, that usually begins in early adulthood.