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Histrionic?

I found this Personality Disorder Quiz in Raveen's LiveJournal. Here are my results:

Disorder Rating Information:

Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Very High
Narcissistic: High
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low


People with histrionic personality disorder are constant attention seekers. They need to be the center of attention all the time, often interrupting others in order to dominate the conversation. They use grandiose language to discribe everyday events and seek constant praise. They may dress provacatively or exaggerate illnesses in order to gain attention. They also tend to exaggerate friendships and relationships, believing that everyone loves them. They are often manipulative.


This quiz offers only YES and NO as possible answers to questions like:

Do you prefer to be alone rather than in the company of others?

Any question like this needs at least a third choice. I like the tests that ask you to rate your agreement with a statement on a scale and then rate the importance of the question. These simplistic YES/NO tests don't hold much water with me.

Comments

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blindsheeple
Oct. 1st, 2001 10:57 pm (UTC)
hahaha.. i just took the test too. OCB baby!
venusflytrap
Oct. 1st, 2001 11:06 pm (UTC)
Good grief!! I just took the test!! It lies!!
kmo
Oct. 1st, 2001 11:49 pm (UTC)
Lies! All lies!
What lies did it tell you?
venusflytrap
Oct. 2nd, 2001 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: Lies! All lies!
I just flushed the results...but if my memory cells are still doing their jobs...my results came out as below...

Paranoid: Very High
Schizoid: Very High
Schizotypal: High
Antisocial: Moderate
Borderline: Moderate
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Moderate
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: High

Psycho babble is highly unreliable especially in its connatation and interpretation. Most of the above are often described as 'disorders'. I see it as a character kink...and thats the strongest term I would use. In fact, I would like to disagree with myself. I would imagine that most 'abnormal' traits are the most comman behaviour we find amongst the human species.

I would like to bring up something that isnt in the list, just for shits and giggles. Depression. Depression is often something that can be 'fixed'. I believe, and this is just my opinion, that a little depression never killed anyone. In fact, occasional depression can actually be good for periodic gushings of creativity. A constant state of bliss will most definitely introduce stagnation of thought and purpose. Happiness is not the ultimate goal of humanity. Happiness is cyclical, like everything else in life, and should not be considered a permanent aspect of one's lives. Especially if it has to come in a little blue pill. People need to take a fucking chance once in a while. All this shelving and sectioning of human responses and emotions have made us less human. It has made human beings seem inferior in their own eyes.

Enjoy OCD. I say...make it a habit! If someone touches my left boob...I touch my right breast an equal number of times!

Paranoid - Paranoid personality disorder is characterized by a distrust of others and a constant suspicion that people around you have sinister motives. People with this disorder tend to have excessive trust in their own knowledge and abilities and usually avoid close relationships with others. They search for hidden meanings in everything and read hostile intentions into the actions of others. They are quick to challenge the loyalties of friends and loved ones and often appear cold and distant to others. They usually shift blame to others and tend to carry long grudges.

This 'disorder' has hauled my ass more than once. Why is it a 'disorder'? What is the difference between paranoia and survival instinct? What is this? 'Trust everyone because the world is a wonderful place' campaign?

Being emotional and cloyingly clingy is a 'good trait' while 'avoiding relationships and not showing emotion' is a schizoid situation? Who made these rules and *who* came up with that ridiculous spelling?

My problem is this...how very easy it is for the 'psycho' community to divide human emotions and reactions into 2 seperate bins. Normal and abnormal. Order and disorder.

Hmm..long post resembling a rant..Hey! You know me..I am just having fun when I am verbose...
venusflytrap
Oct. 2nd, 2001 12:34 am (UTC)
Re: Lies! All lies!
ok..one more...the credibility of that 'test' is highly suspect. doesnt seem very scientific to me...but thats a minor issue..:)
eschaton2012
Oct. 2nd, 2001 09:47 am (UTC)
fascinating...
I took the test too. I should print my test results on a bunch of business cards and hand them to people I meet.
venusflytrap
Oct. 2nd, 2001 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: fascinating...
man!! that is brilliant</b!!!!
eschaton2012
Oct. 2nd, 2001 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: fascinating...

Thanks!
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