Narcissists need to be right to the exclusion of other viewpoints. They are busy projecting onto others traits they find unacceptable in themselves. It is their way or the highway. They are unwilling to see other people’s points of view. Narcissists have a sense of entitlement to everything, which is a lot worse if they have money. Narcissists are self-absorbed and the jury is out on whether or not they can change if they are in a relationship with a non-narcissist. Narcissists like to fish for compliments and enjoy flattery. Until their narcissism context is realized, they have many friends who are willing to be sources of narcissistic supply.
Histrionics who have narcissism as well need to be the center of attention in all interactions. We are, however, discussing plain old histrionics in this regard. They need to be the center of attention. Personality disorders usually get better with age and some therapy but for some people, this is not always the case. Sadly, people with personality disorders do not see themselves as needing treatment unless their life circumstances push them into it when their resources are stretched too thin. I mean they only go when they feel really bad. If not before, they don’t see the need for treatment or help.
When I found out that I had Borderline Personality Disorder, it was like everything finally made sense. My doctor handed me a book to skim through and I started laughing at how textbook I was. It felt like they wrote a book on my life—I no longer felt alone or, for that matter, unique. After I found out, I went home and read as many articles and books on the disorder as I could get (for free online obviously).
I suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Movies and books have shown quite a few borderlines, but none of them truly expose what it is to be a borderline.
I am a diagnosed sociopath. The day I was diagnosed was exciting.The reason I was so excited was that I had proof of something I’d long suspected. Also, sociopaths love being right. Or maybe that’s just humans.
People with borderline often have mood swings, and as such, they can also be bipolar. I tend to dump people who are unstable. Borderlines also project a lot making you the one at fault, when in fact, you aren’t. Borderlines get angry or depressed, in such a state that lasts only a few hours to a few days. Borderlines have difficulty with interpersonal relationships. They also self-injure through drinking or cutting, or are outright suicidal from their deep depressions. Now in my untreated family, nobody admits their depression even if they have it. Borderlines are all about black and white thinking. Look out for landing on their black. Princess Diana was a borderline, but her kids do not have it.
M. Night Shyamalan is following up the success of his last horror venture The Visit with the new psychological horror fare, #Split. Split stars James McAvoy as Kevin, a mentally ill man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). His illness manifests itself as 23 different personalities that come out unpredictably. One of the personalities decides to abduct three teenage girls, and lock them up in a windowless room. The girls have to convince one of Kevin's tamer personalities to free them before his 24th personality — a ruthless being called "the beast" — comes out.
Nowadays, terms like psycho and depressed are an everyday part of life, just words that get thrown out by people that don't really understand their meaning. They are flippant about words that in the mental health system are terrifying. I am 35 years old, I am a mother to five kids and have a chronic illness, I am married and I have borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Before you begin reading, I have to let you know that this story is completely fiction and was crafted by my writing ideas. I do not have paranoia or multiple personality disorder and so I'm sorry if I get what happens messed up. I just felt like sharing my story and I hope you like it. Thanks, Penelope
How it feels to be told your parents and others are afraid of you: not good. I’ve never even raised a hand to either of my mother’s nurses, but they’re scared of me. I’ve pushed my mother to the floor, but that was after she pushed me and I hadn’t anticipated she’d fall. I’ve raised an envelope opener to my father, but he’d pissed me off enough to do so. I’m not proud of any of this. I’d love to always be in control rather than in the throes of anger.
Those with BPD can be impulsive. We may go out and spend all our money on new clothes. We may gamble it all away. We might suddenly decide to drive down a motorway at 3 o clock in the morning without a seatbelt.