Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by an extreme, constant need for attention. Those with histrionic personality disorder may manipulate situations and other people in order to keep the “spotlight” on them. This can lead to forced isolation from friends and loved ones, who tire of the dramatic actions of those with histrionic personality disorder.

Some of the symptoms of histrionic personality disorder are:


  • Sufferer is easily influenced by others
  • Exaggerated or theatrical displays of emotion and speech
  • Use of physical appearance to get attention from others
  • Inappropriate (sexual) behaviour


Histrionic personality disorder can be treated with psychotherapy and other means. Insight Psychological can help. Please call one of our six offices today – Edmonton South, Edmonton North, Edmonton Central, Calgary, Red Deer, or Spruce Grove.