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3 Minute Histrionic Test

Based on the work of Dr. Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

My emotions change rapidly and dramatically.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Histrionic Test (IDR-3MHPDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MHPDT is based on the work of Dr. Christopher Ferguson and Dr. Charles Negy, who created the Brief Histrionic Personality Scale (BHPS). The IDR-3MHPDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Histrionic Test was informed by the BHPS criteria for HPD as published in Ferguson, C. J., & Negy, C. (2014). Development of a brief screening questionnaire for histrionic personality symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 66, 124-127. Ferguson, C. J., & Negy, C. (2014). Development of a brief screening questionnaire for histrionic personality symptoms. ResearchGate. Pelling, N., & Burton, L. (2017) The elements of psychological case report writing in Australia. Milton Park, Oxfordshire:Taylor and Francis Group.

The work of Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Negy has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the BHPS for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute HPD Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Histrionic Quiz is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Histrionic Personality Disorder, which is under cluster B Personality Disorders. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorder. Therefore, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Histrionic test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this personality disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Histrionic Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Histrionic Personality Disorder Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to a pattern of excessive attention-seeking behaviors and a need for approval.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating Histrionic Personality Disorder as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.