4A: Histrionic

Dependent on viewing themselves as socially attractive and worthy of attention, individuals evidencing prototypal SPHistr patterns tend toward actively seeking out the attention and admiration of others, often to avoid empty self-reflections. Feeling a dearth of self-identity and wanting to circumvent this self-reflection, the SPHistr prototype perpetuates a focus from others on which they thrive, continually averting more integrated and consistent relationships for momentary stimulating interactions. These individuals tend to display the following array of personologic domains:

Behavioral Level

(F) Expressively Dramatic (e.g., is overreactive, volatile, provocative, and engaging, as well as intolerant of inactivity, resulting in impulsive, highly emotional, and theatrical responsiveness; describes penchant for momentary excitements, fleeting adventures, and short-sighted hedonism).
(F) Interpersonally Attention-Seeking (e.g., actively solicits praise and manipulates others to gain needed reassurance, attention and approval; is demanding, flirtatious, vain and seductively exhibitionistic, especially when wishing to be the center of attention).

Phenomenological Level

(F) Cognitively Flighty (e.g., avoids introspective thought, is overly suggestible, attentive to fleeting external events, and speaks in impressionistic generalities; integrates experiences poorly, resulting in scattered learning and thoughtless judgments).
(S) Gregarious Self-Image (e.g., views self as sociable, stimulating and charming; enjoys the image of attracting acquaintances by physical appearance and by pursuing a busy and pleasure-oriented life).
(S) Shallow Contents (e.g., internalized representations are composed largely of superficial memories of past relations, random collections of transient and segregated affects and conflicts, as well as insubstantial drives and mechanisms).

Intrapsychic Level

(F) Dissociation Dynamics (e.g., regularly alters and recomposes self-presentations to create a succession of socially attractive but changing facades; engages in self-distracting activities to avoid reflecting on and integrating unpleasant thoughts and emotions).
(S) Disjointed Architecture (e.g., there exists a loosely knit and carelessly united morphologic structure in which processes of internal regulation and control are scattered and unintegrated, with ad hoc methods for restraining impulses, coordinating defenses, and resolving conflicts, leading to mechanisms that must, of necessity, be broad and sweeping to maintain psychic cohesion and stability, and, when successful, only further isolate and disconnect thoughts, feelings and actions).

Biophysical Level

(S) Fickle Mood (e.g., displays rapidly-shifting and shallow emotions; is vivacious, animated, impetuous and exhibits tendencies to be easily enthused and as easily angered or bored).