This article was originally posted on BPD Central ( link at bottom)
People with borderline personality disorder see people as all good or all bad and have extreme, blink-of-an-eye mood swings. Their fear of abandonment, combined with feelings of emptiness and self-loathing, makes others feel like they’re constantly walking on eggshells.
Some borderline individuals are suicidal and self-harm. Other rage, criticize, and make wild accusations. People with BPD suffer, and so do those around them. About a third of people with BPD also have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD); they are especially unwilling to look at themselves and their own behavior.
We all use defense mechanisms to get us through the day. But people with personality disorders use them to a greater extent, which makes it seem like they’re living in their own little world. If you spend too long isolated in a crazy environment, you may start to…
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