What do you think of when you hear the term “borderline?” What comes to mind for you? For a lot of people, “borderline” means “split,” “switchable,” “unstable,” or “unsure and confused.” In some ways this is true. Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle with managing emotions, making proper decisions, controlling their impulses, focuses on the broader picture (ignoring the narrow, negative view of things), and maintaining positive and healthy relationships.
But BPD is so much more than just this. It is a way the person has learned to communicate and manage (to the best of their ability) their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
This article will discuss some telltale signs of BPD.