- The chronic mental illness known as borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined by pervasive emotional instability patterns, self-image problems, unstable interpersonal relationship, marked impulsivity, and suicidal behaviour (suicidal thought and attempt) that significantly hinder and disrupt the individual’s life.
- Anger, neediness, temper flare-ups, and/or demanding are frequently used to describe people with borderline personality disorder. They find it difficult to resist the urge to impulsively act on the thoughts like substance abuse, spending sprees, reckless driving, self-harm, inappropriate anger or frequently getting into new relationships. Due to emotional dysregulation people with BPD tends to react intensely on trivial matters like cancelations of dinner date, when someone doesn’t meet their demands.
With loved ones they find it difficult to trust them, fear abandonment due to which they either idealize or devalue the relationship. They could switch at the same time from being upset to being joyful because their loved one is perfect. They regard their loved one as either being entirely nice or entirely terrible, with no grey area. Due to frequently feeling abandoned and resentful. Later, they regret being so irrationally angry. Their already low self-esteem is further damaged by the shame and guilt. However, BPD symptoms can be properly managed, tracked, and eventually lessened in severity or completely eradicated with treatment.
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