How do borderlines behave?

How do borderlines behave?

How do borderlines behave?

With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment or instability, and you may have difficulty tolerating being alone. Yet inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships.

Are borderlines aware of their behavior?

People with borderline personality disorders are aware of their behaviors and the consequences of them and often act in increasingly erratic ways as a self-fulfilling prophecy to their abandonment fears.

Can a person with BPD really love?

A romantic relationship with someone with BPD can be, in a word, stormy. It's not uncommon to experience a great deal of turmoil and dysfunction. However, people with BPD can be exceptionally caring, compassionate, and affectionate. In fact, some people find this level of devotion from a partner pleasant.

What should you not say to someone with BPD?

  • “You're so emotionally unstable.” ...
  • “Why can't you hold down a relationship?” ...
  • “You don't need to get so angry all the time.” ...
  • “Pull yourself together!” ...
  • “You're so stupid, you spend all of your money without thinking about the consequences.” ...
  • “It's like you have two completely different personalities.”

Are BPD psychopaths?

According to the findings compilated in this review, an epidemiological and phenomenological relationship of BPD syndrome and the psychopathic syndrome can be confirmed. BPD features are highly represented in subjects with psychopathy as well as psychopathic traits are highly prevalent in patients with BPD.

How do you calm down someone with borderline personality disorder?

To help someone with BPD, first take care of yourself

  1. Avoid the temptation to isolate. ...
  2. You're allowed (and encouraged) to have a life! ...
  3. Join a support group for BPD family members. ...
  4. Don't neglect your physical health. ...
  5. Learn to manage stress. ...
  6. Listen actively and be sympathetic. ...
  7. Focus on the emotions, not the words.

Can someone with BPD be a good parent?

People with borderline personality disorder can be very effective and nurturing parents, but because the symptoms of BPD can be very intense, for many people this does take some work. Learn the best ways to manage stress and negativity in your life.

Why do borderlines say hurtful things?

The destructive and hurtful behaviors are a reaction to deep emotional pain. In other words, they're not about you. When your loved one does or says something hurtful towards you, understand that the behavior is motivated by the desire to stop the pain they are experiencing; it's rarely deliberate.

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