THESE are the signs to know if you have borderline personality disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms: If you doubt your worth and constantly feel rejected in relationships then the chances are that you could be showing the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Read these signs to know more.
Personality Disorder Sign and Symptoms: THESE are the signs to know if you have borderline personality disorderTHESE are the signs to know if you have borderline personality disorder
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A borderline personality disorder is defined as a long-term pattern of abnormal behaviour characterized by unstable relationships with other people, an unstable sense of self and unstable emotions. If you doubt your worth and constantly feel rejected in relationships then the chances are that you could be showing the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). People dealing with BPD usually fear abandonment and cannot stand being alone. They avoid their real emotions and act out in spite of knowing they are wrong. They feel good and loved when they are in a relationship with someone; when they are alone they feel dejected and tend to act out. 

So, if you are facing these issues off lately, then here are symptoms that could mean that you're displaying signs of having a borderline personality disorder. 

You struggle with your feelings and emotions:

 

People with BPD have a dysregulation of emotions. It ranges from feeling good to feeling bad or feeling loved to feeling intense anger. They often tend to feel extreme of everything and lack impulse control. Their patience and tolerance level decreases and their mood swings increase with time.

 

You have unstable relationships:

 

People with BPD end relationships abruptly and jump from one relationship to another. They don't want to feel alone even for a moment and hence find a partner immediately after they end their prior relationship. They end up in toxic relationships since they continually doubt their self-worth. They can be extremely loving and caring in a relationship - until they feel abandoned. Once they feel abandoned, they become hostile, aggressive and accusatory. 

 

You can't stand the idea of being alone:

 

They always need to be with someone, and the idea of abandonment makes anxious and angry. Breakup due to trust issues or jealousy issues can trigger these abandonment feelings, which can lead to emptiness, loneliness, panic attacks, or depression, which is known as abandonment depression.

 

You display primitive defence:

The idea of being alone brings out their worst side. They display primitive defences to avoid dealing with their feelings. This includes - Denial, splitting, acting out, dissociation and repression. This mechanism causes them to love someone one day, then hate them the next day. They feel like a victim, while their partners become villains. 

You act out in spite of knowing it’s inappropriate:

People with a borderline disorder of self act out to lighten intolerable feelings. This includes impulsive behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse. The acting out behaviour does not allow them to grow unless they deal with abandonment depression and focus on themselves instead of focusing on others. 

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