The core problem of the histrionic personality is an extreme need for attention. You might be so desperate for attention that you feel like you have played a role all of your life. In order to be seen and loved you tend to become the person you feel the other person would like and in doing so you lose sight of who you really are. In your desperate need to be noticed you can sometimes lose sight of what is socially appropriate. The problem is that for as long as you keep hiding behind the roles that you play, you will never really feel seen.