The central issue is that BPD is based around feelings.More specifically, people who are living with it experience emotions a lot more strongly than people who don’t. Bone-aching fury when your clothes horse doesn’t open, so you throw it at the wall, which makes a hole you never get around to filling in.And if there’s any condition that really drives this home, it’s Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which takes the shittiest parts of being mentally unwell and runs a marathon with them.
If that sounds intractable, it’s because it really is. Or intense sensitivity to criticism, like when you don’t receive the mark you want for a university essay, so you accept a full-time job on the other side of the country, starting immediately. Here’s another fun game—try guessing how these situations go down when you’re dating.
BPD in Pop Culture While there are few apt, direct portrayals of BPD in broad society, representations manage to creep into common consciousness through TV, film, and music, leaving the public, at least subconsciously, more aware of the disorder than they may realize.
Creepy watching and/or stalking is the primary trait I associate with the kind of borderline male my mother dated (or in fact still dates).
I remember one time we discovered that her partner had been hiding in the loft silently for over 24 hours without eating anything or going to the toilet so that he could listen to conversations taking place in the house below.
The psychosis generally involves violent or irrational acts combined with stalking.
During these outbreaks of psychosis my mother would have to call the police for protection.Take Urban Outfitters’ “depression T-shirt,” or the well-documented and unconquerable pro-anorexia websites and Tumblr blogs as particularly saddening examples.Despite what these sites want you to believe, mental health disorders are not pretty, decorative, or glamorous.For me as a child, home was most definitely not safe.The ‘psycho’ you see represented in the video is a borderline male who has deep emotional wounds in relation to abandonment.He lives in a permanent state of emotional conflict because more than anything he wants to be in a loving relationship, but yet the very act of getting close to someone triggers in him an irrational fear of abandonment over which he has no control.