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Histrionic personality disorder affects approximately 3. The disorder is characterized by shallow emotions, attention-seeking, and manipulative behavior. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatryan estimated
If I was going to kill myself, surely I would have done it by now. BPD has been described as the emotional equivalent of having third degree burns over 90 percent of your body. The drugs and alcohol that numb for a minute and pain for an hour.
After all, most of us can easily detect such behavior in others and know how frustrating and exasperating it can be. Those who truly love us will put up with this behavior for longer than others, but very few people will be able to cope with it indefinitely. Life is all about the connections that we forge with our fellow human beings, and we thrive off interaction with others.
Whenever you find someone acting on the extreme side know that he is compensating for something on the other side. Some adults strive for attention and pay any price just to get it. Those attention seeking adults may do inappropriate things like lying just to get attention or they may engage in a more constructive behavior like striving for success and recognition just for the sake of getting attention.
Verified by Psychology Today. Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by constant attention -seeking, emotional overreaction, and seductive behavior. People with this condition tend to overdramatize situations, which may impair relationships and lead to depression.
Human beings are social creatures and need social interaction, feedback, and validation of their worth. The emotionally mature person doesn't need to go hunting for these. However, some people crave and strive for attention and can go to any extent to receive it from every possible soul around them. This behaviour used to be common among children.
T here is a famous Jewish mother joke. Question: How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a lightbulb? Ignore me!
Attention seeking behavior is to act in a way that is likely to elicit attention, usually to elicit validation from others. People are thought to engage in both positive and negative attention seeking behavior independent of the actual benefit or harm to health. Most behavior that is motivated by attention seeking is considered to be driven by self-consciousness and thus an externalization of personality rather than internal and self-motivated behavior.