The purpose of a self-assessment for histrionic personality disorder is to help identify the presence of symptoms associated with this personality disorder.
Below are 24 statements related to your behavior and feelings, and you have to provide an appropriate response that best describes you. For example, if the statement applies to you, then select ‘Definitely me.’ If the statement does not describe you, then select ‘not me.’
What if I get a high score?
This self-assessment can help you find out whether or not you may have signs of histrionic personality disorder. We believe that self-tests are the best first step toward getting a proper diagnosis and treatment from a mental health professional.
If you get a high score, especially one above 75% likelihood, then it means you may show signs of histrionic personality. If your symptoms are interfering with your quality of life, then you should consult a mental health professional for a proper diagnosis.
A high score on this histrionic personality self-assessment does not necessarily mean that you have this personality disorder, and even a low score on this test does not mean that you may not have a histrionic personality disorder.
What is a histrionic personality disorder?
Imagine a person named Emily who is always seeking attention and validation from others. She wears revealing clothing and heavy makeup to seek attention, and if she does not get it, she will feel upset and anxious.
You may notice that she frequently changes her hairstyle and color. She participates in social events and tries to dominate conversations by speaking loudly and telling stories in a dramatic manner. She may go beyond her limits to manipulate and control others. She struggles to maintain long-term relationships because she is demanding and is easily influenced by others.
In short histrionic personality disorder is a mental health condition characterized by excessive emotionality, attention-seeking, and a need for approval from others.