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I thought that the above links might help you. There has been a lot of evidence that Dialectical Behavioural Therapy can be successful in treating various personality disorders, in particular BPD, which in many ways is similar to HPD. It can also be possible to create new neurological pathways in the brain through changing one's behaviour. The more frequently the new behaviour is repeated, the greater the chance of new neurological pathways being formed.
There has been a lot of debate as to whether nature or nurture causes a personality disorder, and it may be that there could be a genetic tendency towards HPD, which is compounded by early traumatic life experiences. Basically, a person is born with certain tendencies towards traits, and these traits may become maladaptive and manifest in the form of a personality disorder if there are significant traumas and stress factors in early life.
Your core personality will remain the same, and in HPD people the core personality is usually the Dramatic Type http://www.ptypes.com/dramatic.html http://psyed.org/r/pers/pt/histrionic.html
The aim of therapy would be to modify the maladaptive traits, integrating them into a more balanced and adjusted personality.
Through exploring your earlier life experiences within a therapeutic setting, talking about them, and accessing suppressed emotions, you can begin to observe a connection between the past and the present and how this has impacted upon your thoughts, feelings, reactions and behaviour. Having this knowledge will increase your awareness of yourself and give you insight. CBT or DBT therapy can help you to challenge faulty assumptions and thought processes and modify your reactions and behaviour.
The DSM does not include a lack of empathy amongst the symptoms of HPD. Unlike a sociopath, you were not born without empathy, and the lack of empathy that sometimes occurs in HPD could perhaps be related to being stuck in an earlier stage of development, in which the person is somewhat egocentric, rather like a child. This often manifests itself most strongly when the person with HPD is going through stress or emotional upheaval, and it can also occur with nons when they are angry or depressed. Empathy levels in people, whether they are disordered or not, are rarely static, and it is well known that they are virtually non existent during periods of intense anger or strong emotion.
You are motivated to find healing, and motivation and self awareness will enable you to benefit greatly from therapy.
Perhaps you should aim for healing rather than a "cure". The word "cure" implies that you will one day suddenly not be disordered, and therefore your journey towards recovery will be over. The journey towards healing is a lifelong one, that continues well after therapy has ended. This is good because it will provide daily opportunities for growth and learning, and these opportunites can only serve to enrich you.