When you hear the term borderline personality disorder, what comes to mind? For many, a split personality is envisioned, and for others, someone on the borderline of madness is. However, are either of these true?
Actually, in many ways, both of these hold true. However, and at the same time, neither are true. So what really defines BPD? Actually, there are a number of signs. Furthermore, according to the latest diagnostic manual for psychology, if you have five out of the nine, you qualify for diagnoses. But, please be advised that this guide is not for self-diagnosis. Rather, it’s a guideline to help others understand what makes the borderline personality.
1. Unstable Sense of Self Image
This could quite possibly be one of the hardest symptoms for me personally. Basically, what this means, is that I have a hard time identifying who I am. For many, it could seem as though I am a perpetual teen stuck in a variety of phases that I swap from on the daily. For me, it feels like I am a chameleon that’s colors constantly change depending on my mood/environment.
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