Common questions

Are people with BPD like psychopaths?

Are people with BPD like psychopaths?

BPD features are highly represented in subjects with psychopathy as well as psychopathic traits are highly prevalent in patients with BPD.

What are borderlines afraid of?

People with borderline personality disorder have a deep fear of abandonment. They compete for social acceptance, are terrified of rejection and often feel lonely even in the context of an intimate relationship.

Are BPD narcissistic?

Narcissistic problems are common in BPD and can present in multiple ways, including with a prominence of inferiority and fragility notably different from NPD described in the DSM-5.

Why do borderlines and narcissists attract?

The Attraction They’re amazed by their confidence, as they recognise its absence in their own life. They find being involved with them validates their character, boosting their self-esteem. It provides a sense of completeness they have never experienced before in the initial stages of the relationship.

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What happens if you ignore a borderline?

Family members may be quick to deny or argue the feelings experienced the person with BPD. If these feelings are ignored, the individual may resort to self-destructive ways to express their emotions.

Can borderline personality disorder lead to a transient sociopath?

At the same time, when the borderline personality’s rage or desperation is evoked, one sees (and not rarely) responses that can closely correspond to the sociopath’s calculating, destructive mentality. Once inside this mentality, I’m suggesting that borderline personality-disordered individuals can lapse into a kind of transient sociopathy.

Can borderline personality disorder be explained by psychotic orientation?

These unstable trends are not explained by a core psychotic orientation, although individuals with borderline personality can sometimes lapse into psychotic thinking when feeling hurt and rejected enough.

Is my BPD sister a sociopath or a little sister?

I say sister because unlike sociopaths, who are primarily male, BPDs are primarily female. She’s a little sister because on the danger/power spectrum of the empathy-challenged, she is closer to the aspie’s and the autie’s than the narcissists or sociopaths. But don’t underestimate her — she can be nefarious when she wants to be.

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How do you know if you have a borderline personality?

One of the difficulties in identifying the borderline personality is that they can appear very different in public than in private. Also, they are not consistent in their behavior or in their presentation. It is important to recognize when relating to a borderline that you don’t really exist.