histrionism


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histrionism

(ˈhɪstrɪənɪzəm)
n
(Theatre) theatre formal acting, theatrical performance

histrionics, histrionism

the occupation of actors; playacting.
See also: Drama
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crossover repertoire with great originality and flamboyant histrionism.
Nero's histrionism (qualified by historiographies as the actor emperor, the citared emperor, the histrionic) would only be the coagulation in a position, in a status, in a role (the actor and the stage) of the irrational unleashed in the arena, the expression of a need for theatrical supervision of an imaginary collective fantasmatic overwhelmed, outbid, invaded, engaged the slope of a true psychosis.
It is worth noting that the histrionic personality pattern showed high correlations with every communication style; this result might be explained by the more dramatic and expressive behavioral pattern in histrionism.
At a time when narcissism seems so rampant, it is a bit befuddling to many of us that the American Psychiatric Association is preparing to remove it as a discrete personality disorder from the upcoming diagnostic manual and replace it with four separate traits to be identified for attention under a general umbrella of personality disorder, narcissism, manipulativeness, callousness, and histrionism.
But, no, not for him the way of this wily rascal who deals with the intractabilities of social circumstance by simply mocking them in the cultivation of an extravagant histrionism.