Borderline personality disorder, often formed by traumatisation, is a severe, complex disorder which frequently pushes sufferers and their social environment to the limits of emotional resilience.
The core of this today also called emotional instability disorder are patterns of experience and behavior that many people do know to a certain degree that usually doesn´t interfere with our daily life.
The most common symptoms include extreme mood swings and anxiety, a feeling of inner emptiness and tension, impulsive and self-harming behavior, severe fluctuations in self-esteem and black and white thinking.
Many sufferers are highly sensitive and have a fear of being hurt or rejected, leading to lengthy crisis states and recurring conflicts in relationships.
Many people with a Borderline disorder have become artists of life: In spite of high inner tension, impulsive and destructive patterns of behavior they learned to manage their life. All destructive behavior is a strategy to deal with crisis and pain. The symptom of no sense of self for example helps to overcome an inner state of crisis. The high level of sensitivity of all Borderline-sufferers matches their strong capacity to perceive inconsistencies even before they might be put into words.