Do I have Borderline Personality Disorder? Ever asked yourself this question? Characteristics of Borderline can lead to problems, especially in intimate relationships.  To what extent have you had symptomps and problems related to borderline in the past month?

 

Borderline stands for the ‘borderline’ of psychosis and neurosis. One of the most prominent borderline symptoms is the volatility in thinking, feeling and acting. The prevailing perception of people with borderline is therefore rather negative. However, the impulsive and reckless behaviour is mostly because they are vulnerable. Moreover, borderline characteristics turn out to be more effective in treating than was long assumed.


Borderline is a complicated disorder, because it often stems from a combination of congenital characteristics. Such as mood swings and impulsivity, and traumatic childhood experiences, such as emotional neglect and sexual abuse,’ says psychiatrist Maraja Reduani, who specializes in borderline personality problems. Because of this, the child has not been able to attach himself or herself safely to his or her parents or caregivers.


9 characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder:

 

1. Fear of abandonment

2. Black and white thinking

3. Identity disorder

4. Impulsivity

5. Suicidal behaviour

6. Serious mood swings

7. A chronic feeling of emptiness

8. Uncontrollable anger

9. Dissociative phenomena

 

Read more about Borderline Personality Disorder here.

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Find out now if you have traits that point to Borderline Personality Disorder:

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    I experience rapid fluctuations in my mood.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I am scared others will leave me.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I injure myself intentionally.

    • Yes
    • No
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    Sometimes I feel like I am not inside my body or mind, like I am looking in from the outside.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I get suicidal urges.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I get emotional outbursts from time to time.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    Sometimes I just don’t know who I am.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I feel empty inside sometimes.

    • Yes
    • No
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    I don’t know what my life should be like.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I am convinced others treat me unfairly.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    My feelings for other people can change drastically in an instant.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I have a hard time trusting others.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I feel like if others knew who I really am they would reject me.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I drive my bike/car/vehicle recklessly.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I experience feelings of despair.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I have done an attempt to commit suicide in the past month.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    Sometimes when I am convinced someone I care about will reject or leave me, I can start dissociating.

    • Yes.
    • No.
  • Question of

    I binge eat.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    In reality I think of myself as a bad and intolerable individual.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    I get bored.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    I tend to forget or lose touch with what I deem important in life.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    I experience sudden signs of depression, anxiety or irritability.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes
    • Never.
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    I can get so angry that I lose control over myself and become capable of destroying objects.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    Forgetting crucial, important information.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Feeling extreme disappointment towards someone you admire or who you love dearly.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    Being very suspicious.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Suddenly, without clear explanation, losing your trust in others.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Hating yourself, others and the whole world.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Making sure someone you care about won’t leave you.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Suddenly not remembering where you are or what kind of activity you were doing.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Feeling no emotions whatsoever.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Feeling like you’re a bad human being who should be punished.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Feeling like you will remain forever alone, that no one would want you.

    • Yes.
    • No.
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    Feeling like there’s no one in your life who is truly there for you, to fall back on.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.
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    Feeling like the ones you love will eventually leave you, reject you or abuse you.

    • Always.
    • Often.
    • Sometimes.
    • Never.