Category Archives: personality disorders

What Is Histrionic Personality Disorder? How Does It Differ From Narcissism?

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Have you ever met someone who seemed to be highly emotional, theatrical, dramatic, obsessed with their appearance and overly seductive in their interactions with others? Someone who couldn’t stand not being the center of attention? Someone who would consistently go to extreme lengths just to draw attention back to themselves whenever anyone threatened to take the spotlight from them?  You may have come across someone with the traits of Histrionic Personality Disorder.

I am often asked about the differences between someone with histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. There is some overlap, but here are the key criteria you should know.

READ THE ARTICLE: Histrionic Personality Disorder: Drama, Seduction And An Insatiable Desire For Attention

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Self-Isolation from Abuse vs. Avoidant Personality Disorder

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A lot of us self-isolate, distrust and suffer from social anxiety after being abused. The effects of this trauma can be severe and debilitating. However, these symptoms can be managed and coped with more effectively over time. Avoidant Personality Disorder is a bit different; it includes hard-wired behavioral patterns that may or may not be caused by trauma. It is a diagnosis that requires a professional’s expert insight. It’s important to remember that when we’re experiencing the effects of trauma that there are a myriad of disorders our symptoms may overlap with. Avoidant PD is one of them.

Here is what to know about Avoidant Personality Disorder and what to know if you think you have it.

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