histrionic personality disorder

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histrionic personality disorder (countable and uncountable, plural histrionic personality disorders)

  1. (psychology) A personality disorder characterized largely by exaggerated emotions, and inappropriate attention-seeking and seductive behavior typically caused by undue amounts of trauma and related stress during childhood.
    Patients with histrionic personality disorder are sometimes accused of being attention whores.

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