I am shocked! Histrionic and Avoidant Personality disorders????

While reading another friend of mine’s blog post of today, I found a link referring me to a website where I can take a Personality Disorder test. I did take it and the results were very shocking to me. I am histrionic and avoidant!!!!!!!!!!

This is what they brieflly say about the histrionic and avoidant personality disorders:

Histrionic Personality DisorderPeople 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. Histrionics also tend to exaggerate friendships and relationships, believing that everyone loves them. They are often manipulative.

Symptoms of Histrionic Personality Disorder:

  • Needs to be the center of attention
  • Dresses or acts provocatively
  • Rapidly-shifting and shallow emotions
  • Exaggerates friendships
  • Overly-dramatic, occassionally theatrical speech
  • easily influenced; highly suggestible

Avoidant Personality DisorderAvoidant personality disorder is characterized by extreme social anxiety. People with this disorder often feel inadequate, avoid social situations, and seek out jobs with little contact with others. Avoidants are fearful of being rejected and worry about embarassing themselves in front of others. They exaggerate the potential difficulties of new situations to rationalize avoiding them. Often, they will create fantasy worlds to substitute for the real one. Unlike schizoid personality disorder, avoidants yearn for social relations yet feel they are unable to obtain them. They are frequently depressed and have low self-confidence.


Symptoms of Avoidant Personality Disorder:

  • Social inhibition; retreating from others in anticipation of rejection
  • Preoccupation with being rejected or criticized in social situations
  • Fear of embarrassment results in avoidance of new activities
  • Poor self-image; feelings of social ineptitude
  • Desire for improved social relations
  • Appear to others as self-involved and unfriendly
  • Creation of elaborate fantasy lives


And the worst part of it is to discover that I have some of the symptoms!!!!!!!!!!! I know I need to take this positively! But, for the moment, let me get use to the woman in the mirror(my discovered self).

If you would like to take the test, here is the link: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/personality_disorder_test.mv


9 thoughts on “I am shocked! Histrionic and Avoidant Personality disorders????

  1. GuiL. says:

    Here are my result:

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


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  3. Indira says:

    You shouldn’t take tests like these too seriously! If you want to find out if you really have a disorder, see a psychologist. Everyone has a personality, and even though you have some of these traits, it doesn’t mean it’s pathological.

  4. soma says:

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    us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. lejusdecoco says:

    Don’t take these too seriously dear. You can only be diagnosed with a pathological disorder when a psychiatrist/psychologist says so. As long as your personality doesn’t disrupt your daily living, others and it’s not harmful, then you are perfectly fine. Moun sikolog yo se lajan zanmi yo, yap diagnodsike menm yon chat pou ou.

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