Friday, 6 September 2013


1. Everbody knows one! A Drama Queen! - that is someone who turns something unimportant into a major deal; who blows things way out of proportion whenever the chance is given. Someone who angsts about the littlest things, the most unlikely possibilities, and then freaks out about the most ridiculously insignficant matters.
Anyone who so much as gives a Drama Queen the time of day is in for an endless session of hearing any meaningless issue or piece of crap - and if you truly value your sanity then avoid these psychic vampires like the plague or you'll never have a minute's peace. And why do they do it?
Well they:-
a) Want to seek attention.
b) Have some emotional dynsfunction and personality disorder and it's their duty to make life harder for everyone around them.
c) Just simply can't get over it.

These people need to realise that nobody cares about their episodes, tantrums or what they have to say - life is hard enough without all the added dramatics on top. You may feel you need to stir up stuff between other people in an effort to be the centre of attention, but we don't need it.
Making a mountain out of a molehill is an idiom referring to over-reactive, histrionic behaviour where a person makes too much of a minor issue. It seems to have come into existence in the 16thC. The idiom is a metaphor for the common behaviour of responding disproportionately to something - usually an adverse circumstance. One who "makes a mountain out of a molehill" is said to be greatly exaggerating the severity of the situation. In cognitive psychology, this form of distortion is called magnification. The term is also used to refer to one who has dwelt on a situation that has long passed and is therefore no longer significant.
2. Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotions and attention-seeking, including inappropriately seductive behaviour and an excessive need for approval, usually beginning in early adulthood. People affected by HPD are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. HPD affects 4x as many women as men. It has a prevalence of 2–3% in the general population, and 10–15% in inpatient and outpatient mental health institutions.

HPD lies in the dramatic cluster of personality disorders. People with HPD have a high need for attention, make loud and inappropriate appearances, exaggerate their behaviours and emotions, and crave stimulation. They may exhibit sexually provocative, inappropriate behaviour, express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and can be easily influenced by others. Associated features include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behaviour to achieve their own needs.
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