Relationships: Typical Behavior Patterns of Borderline Personality

Borderline Personality DisorderAre you familiar with typical behavior patterns of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Relationships can be completely disrupted by the behavior patterns of BPD.

Unhealthy behavioral patterns are often what causes others to run from relationships that include these patterns.

This article (and video) will discuss BPD and provide tips on how to cope with someone displaying these symptoms.

Understanding BPD will take a lot of research and personal experience. There is a lot of information online that is either incorrect or exaggerated. As a result, a lot of people are mislead by this information. This leads to further challenges within relationships because of preconceived notions and “diagnosing” others without a professional. For further information on how BPD negatively influences relationships, I provide a video and an audio clip of my discussion of this topic.


Audio discussion of coping with relational challenges of BPD


Behaviors that may appear manipulative or attention-seeking, aggressive and passive-aggressive, lacking in empathy or concern for how others may feel, suicidal and self-injurious, carelessness and selfish behaviors and emotionally distraught and chaotic. It is also important to understand that some individuals with BPD may engage in what is known as pathological lying. Read more about this on my other blog.


Video explaining some of the relational challenges of individuals diagnosed with BPD



So what do you think about this topic? What has been your experience?

As always, feel free to post your comments and questions below.