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histrionic

/his·tri·on·ic/ (his″tre-on´ik) excessively dramatic or emotional, as in histrionic personality disorder; see under personality.

histrionic

[his′trē·on′ik]
Etymology: L, histrio, actor
pertaining to exaggerated facial expressions, speech, or body movements, such as used on the stage.

Histrionic

A behavior characterized by an excitable nature and the constant desire for stimulation.
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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.
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Yet he used histrionic detail to the most telling effect--such as his tortured backward glance as the Lover in Tudor's Jardin aux Lilas, or the way, as Romeo, he lightly kissed the dropped rose before returning it to the flirtatious Rosaline in MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet.
Written by Bill Eddy of San Diego, this book uses over two dozen compelling case examples to explain the dynamics and strange logic of four types of Personality Disorders that commonly appear in legal disputes: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Histrionic.
While the power and range of his unique voice has diminished a touch, Proby's phrasing is still impeccable and, if the delivery is overblown and histrionic, what does it matter.
Also, impulse control issues remain prevalent in males with bulimia; this links with Substance Abuse and Cluster B Personality Disorders such as Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic as individuals with these diagnoses also display poor impulse control (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
When compared with the subjects with out narcissism, the Narcissistic Group had significantly more subjects with major depressive disorder (72 vs 42%), and personality disorders including paranoid (44 vs 10%), borderline (61 vs 13%), histrionic (67 vs 16%), dependent (44 vs 8%), and passive aggressive (89 vs 39%).
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Opening with the fabulous Fortune Brothers drum and an emotional forward by Anne Richardson (Chief of the Rappahannock Nation), the CD touches each listener with its histrionic hail to the 'Red Hawk Woman'.
Minshuto does not need a histrionic performance nor Machiavellian operation to overcome its weaknesses.