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Borderline


Borderline personality ranks among most spread and most dangerous psychological disorders and belongs to the so called “emotionally instable personality disorders”. Individuals suffer from mood swings and tend to succumb to an impulse, without considering the consequences.

Their competence to plan ahead is low and a blaze of anger can lead to an explosive, often violent behavior. The self-perception and own aims are often blurred and flawed.
People suffering from borderline personality disorder often cultivate inconsistent and inadequate relationships to other people. While doing so, they swing between idealizing and debasing, which is why black and white-thinking is also a representative mark of borderline personality. Other indications are: anxiety, depression, sleeping disorders, feeling empty inside, compulsions, auto-aggressive behavior, fear of abandonment, sense of indebtedness, self-hatred, etc.

Clients tend to act impulsively with potential self-harming behavior, such as: eating disorders, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, kleptomania, pathological gambling etc.

Individuals considered to suffer from a borderline personality disorder do not visit a psychotherapist on their own initiative. A more frequent case is that they get sent by the loved ones, because it’s in the nature of the disorder, that the clients don’t feel the psychological strain, unlike the people around them.

Here as well, the crucial aspect of the psychotherapy is, once more, the client-therapist relationship. This correlation provides the foundation for trust and emotional intimacy. The therapist becomes a person of trust. If this level is achieved, the client becomes competent of building positive, healthy relationships. Progressively, the individual learns how to trust other people.