Living Too Extrovert to Hear Your Inner Voice: Histrionic Personality Disorder

Elif Özçakmak

Elif Özçakmak

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Everyone likes to be the center of attention. However, for this, constantly exhibiting exaggerated movements, paying too much attention to the attention of the people around him, turns into a personality disorder. In psychology, it has a name: Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Today, the number of people experiencing this psychological condition is increasing day by day, even if it is not noticed. Social media is one of the most important factors that trigger this situation.
You ask why?
Those with histrionic personality disorder like to be the center of attention. They may show off and act pretentious in order to be liked and taken care of. They exaggerate their emotions and use their physical appearance to attract attention. They exaggerate and dramatize the events that happen to them and wonder, “What happened?” “are you okay?” they want to be asked. Social media is also a very convenient environment to attract the attention of hundreds of people with their posts.
Those with histrionic personality disorder communicate very well with people in daily life, when they are the center of attention of the society. They try to appear “friendly, optimistic” to their environment because they think that they will be loved more this way and expect to be praised.
They constantly suppress their own emotions, as they are constantly trying to be liked by the outside world. Human relations are very superficial, but they can quickly trust someone they have just met and be influenced by their ideas. There are sudden emotional changes and when they cannot attract attention, they may try to attract attention by telling about events that did not happen.
Although it cannot be determined precisely, it is thought that the reason for these behaviors is the behavior of the family towards their children. People who can’t get attention from their parents start to look outside for the attention they can’t get at home.
It would not be right to diagnose yourself or someone you know based on these features. However, it is useful to be aware that such behavior can lead to psychological discomfort, while living in a world that is very favorable to this situation. It can be good to plug your ears and listen to yourself once in a while.

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