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"The 9 Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder"

By Michael Weisz

 

Are you suspecting that you or someone you know might suffer from BPD and wanting to know more about the Symptoms Of Borderline Personality Disorder?

1. Probably the most central feature of Borderline Personality Disorder is the fear of abandonment which some may perceive as a fear of punishment from others. This abandonment phobia emerges during childhood or adolescence from living in an abusive, negative, rejecting, uninvolved, or unstable parenting environment.  If these parental attitudes are doubled with divorce, the chances for the child to develop BPD in young adulthood increase significantly.

2. Borderline sufferers have recurrent episodes of fierce anger or fury coming up in the most unexpected moments or situations. These rage episodes have the backbone in the abandonment fear which gets triggered every time one perceives a little hint, gesture, or behavior from others and is perceived as a sign of abandonment or punishment.

3. Quick mood shifts are also specific in borderline personality and although it doesn’t necessarily lead to an anger episode, it however makes difficult to control them.

4. Another typical symptom in borderline personality is the chronic sense of emotional void or emptiness. Some sufferers refer to it as “inner numbness” which describes perfectly this sentiment. After a while this affective state becomes ongoing and stable as a defensive response of the psyche to the emotional pain, anger, distress, or depression. The brain protects itself from going crazy by numbing its negative emotions.

5. The self destructive or potentially self harming behaviors are the fifth of the most common symptoms. Such comportments may be comprised of binge eating, shopping, sex or promiscuous behaviors, and substance abuse like drugs alcohol and pills. These behaviors have the role of numbing the negative emotions or the void on the short-term, yet they cause many side effects and an aggravation on the long-run.

6. Which brings us to another specific symptom in borderline personality which consists of impulsive behaviors. These behaviors are made impulsively, “on the spot”, without considering the consequences. Examples of such behaviors are job resignations, leaving school, leaving the family or relationships. These acts are usually accompanied by remorse and regrets at a later time which sometimes instill a negative and deprecating self-perception.

7. Unstable relationships are also frequently found in BPDs. Since the fear of abandonment is a central theme especially in connection with the close ones, it frequently leads to relationship difficulties and even frequent breakups. The borderline sufferer dreads abandonment, which makes him/her get angry at the spouse or partner for small and irrelevant things, which in turn drive the spouse or partner away – the very thing a borderline wants to actually avoid.

8. Borderline sufferers also experience symptoms of negative or unstable identity. In other words they have negative and deprecating attitudes about themselves. These self-perceptions stem from childhood or adolescence when the family environment failed to secure love, affection, and understanding, the constructing materials for a positive and supportive self-attitude.

9. Since basic emotional and relational needs weren’t met, borderline sufferers tend to recurrently face back to the past traumas just like an open wound which requires almost constant attention. Although this is a natural defensive mechanism of the psyche, looking constantly back will only reinforce those past traumas and nullifying the opportunities to leave the past behind and focusing on the present and the future. If you recognize you in these symptoms, the best thing you can do for yourself is to intentionally shift your focus on the present and on your future. If you will find this difficult and frustrating in the beginning, yet there is no other way around this. Also what will definitely help you is to find realistic explanations for the traumas others have caused you. Having an understanding about past unpleasant events has a healing effect on the mind because it gains reasons to not construe self-blaming attitudes any more.

Remember, the power to get angry or to remain calm and collected are laying in one person: YOU!

If you want to learn how to become that person for the rest of your life, I created an entire program just for that.

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