Histrionic Personality Disorder Test: Do I Have HPD?

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This histrionic personality disorder (HPD) test is designed to see if you might have the symptoms of histrionic personality disorder. About 3% of adults will have histrionic personality disorder in their lifetime. (Read about famous people with histrionic personality disorder.)

People with HPD are sometimes referred to as drama queens and have a pattern of seeking attention and dramatic, excessively emotional behaviors. They often dress and behave in sexually provocative, dramatic ways to get attention from others.

Keep in mind, the results of the histrionic personality disorder test is not a diagnosis. Only a doctor or mental health professional can provide that. However, if you have concerns, please print out the test and share the results with your doctor or a mental health professional.

Instructions: Answer yes or no to the following questions.

1. Are you uncomfortable when you're not the center of attention?
2. Do you frequently behave or dress in overly seductive ways or come on to people?
3. Do other people feel you tend to be excessively emotional and dramatic?
4. Are you overly sensitive to criticism (thin-skinned)?
5. Do you constantly blame personal failures on others?
6. Do you have a constant need for approval and reassurance?
7. Do you find that your relationships were not as close as you thought they were?
8. Do other people see you as a shallow person?