Hypomanic Personality Disorder
The Hypomanic Personality results from desiring, needing, and delighting in pleasure; and from fearing, and being distressed by, pain.
- Cheerful and exuberant
- Articulate and jocular
- Overoptimistic and carefree
- Overconfident, self-assured, boastful, and grandiose
- Extroverted and people seeking
- High energy level, full of plans and improvident activities
- Versatile, with broad interests
- Overinvolved and meddlesome
- Uninhibited and stimulus seeking
- Habitual short sleeper (less than 6 hours a night)
The Hypomanic temperament is adapted from: Akiskal, Hagop S. (1995). Table 16.6-1, "Attibutes of Depressive and Hyperthymic Temperaments," Mood Disorders: Clinical Features. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VI, Vol. 1.
Eds. Harold I. Kaplan and Benjamin J. Sadock. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, pg. 1125.