Borderline Personality Disorder is Confusing to Everyone – Including the Patient

Let me begin by saying that if you have this disorder, stop reading right now.  It is much more important that you follow the directions of your mental health professional than read a blog which might be confusing. We are going to talk in generalities about this disorder.  It may or may not match your symptoms or your experience.  You are the expert of your life, so don’t let anything you read here upset or confuse you. Borderline...

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You Don’t Have a Personality Disorder, Do You?

Given the comments on the last few blogs, I realized I should probably put in some introductory comments, just to ensure we’re all on the same page. Personality disorders have been defined as the cause of long term patterns of inner experience and outer behaviour that deviate from the expectations of society. They are all-encompassing, rigid and rarely change over time. They may lead to distress or impairment. If we look at the terms of this...

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Don’t You Hate it When Someone Says They’ll Do Something, but Don’t. Ever

I so enjoyed writing about psychopaths last week that I decided to take a look at some other personality disorders. They’re a fascinating bunch of behaviors that drive the rest of us ‘normies’ totally crazy.  The problem is, as we noted with Psychopaths, often people with these disorders live very ordinary lives although the people around them usually are frustrated, confused and angry. Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder is no longer...

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Weekend Writer: Are you a Veggie, an Egg or a Coffee Bean?

Welcome to another edition of the Weekend Writer, where we focus a little more on fiction writing.  Thank you for your response to the two blogs Diane Capri and I published about psychopaths.  You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  She is an amazing writer and a good friend and I hope you’ll enjoy her book, Fatal Distraction. What is your reactions to stress, change and pressure?  We work in a volatile industry. Publishing is under...

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