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histrionic

adjective affected, aiming for effect, dramatic, embroidered, exaggerated, exhibitionistic, mannered, melodramatic, orotund, ostentatious, overacted, pretentious, self-conscious, showy, stagy, stilted, striving for effect, theatric, theatrical, unnatural
See also: demonstrative, orotund
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This neglect leaves the adults at stake and its negative effects are long-lasting as children develop histrionic personality disorder which involves excessive emotionality and attention seeking.
Regarding personality disorders, we did not find a reliable data in terms of histrionic personality disorder prevalence in Iranian population neither in forensic centers of the country.
But she did not respond well, understandably so for a histrionic temperament, to putting on weight .
With regard to the histrionic and narcissistic patterns, both are related in a significant positive manner with all the communication styles, with the magnitude of the correlation coefficients being particularly notable in the case of the open, animated, dramatic and impression-leaving styles on the one hand, and the dominant and impression-leaving styles on the other.
According to the DSM-III-R (American Psychiatric Association, 1987), personality disorders can be divided into three clusters: the odd-eccentric cluster (including Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal), the dramatic-emotional cluster (including Histrionic, Narcissistic, Borderline, and Antisocial), and the anxious-fearful cluster (including Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-compulsive, and Passive-aggressive).
In contrast, Penn's histrionic act sets your gaydar clanging like the meltdown siren at a nuclear power plant.
Natalie, who has histrionic personality disorder, was initially traced to the Harlesden area of London and from there officers have traced her to a commune near Yeovil.
They are all rough-hewn and histrionic, pared-down and fast-paced.
Types of PDIs covered including passive-aggressive "blamers", the histrionic personality disorders characterized by emotional and erratic personalities, the smooth-talking anti-social con men and sociopaths, the unstable borderline personality disorders, and the egotistical narcissistic personality disorders.
Now a solo stand-up performer and playing all the major comedy venues in his own right, Christian uses his guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians.
Personality disorders that are susceptible to worsening with age include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, obsessive compulsive, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, and dependent, said Dr.
More specifically, it was hypothesized that preoccupied attachment would be related to dependent, obsessive-compulsive, and histrionic DPSs.