Borderline Personality Disorder Test
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This FREE test allows you to learn more about your personality type, and help you make a decision on whether you should seek the help of a licensed mental health professional. This quiz is not a diagnostic tool and is only meant for helping you understand if you may have bpd symptoms, but only a doctor licensed mental health professional can diagnose borderline personality disorder.
What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder?
What are the 9 symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder?
- Fear of Abandonment: Whether it’s a family member, friend, or partner, we all want to feel loved and appreciated. For those with borderline personality disorder that fear of real or imagined abandonment is heightened because they have low self esteem and an intense need for reassurance when their relationships are in danger. This can lead them into frantic efforts and unhealthy behaviors like constant phone calls seeking validation from the other person while also avoiding confrontation so there isn’t any chance of being abandoned again.
- Unstable Relationships: There are many symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and one symptom is fear or distrust and an unstable self image. This can prevent them from forming quality relationships with other people because they may think that their friends want to abandon them. There are different ways in which someone who suffers from BPD could react when it seems like an abandonment has occurred – for example, by feeling worthless or blaming themselves completely even though the friend did not intend any harm towards the sufferer. This can affect both romantic relationships and friendships.
- Unclear or Fluctuating Self Image: The feeling of self-hate is prominent in those with borderline personality disorder. These people may love themselves on some days, but then hate what they are the next day and have a different idea about who they want to be or think that he/she is evil. As this happens repeatedly, it can lead them down many paths including changing jobs or friends which will make life more difficult for them as an individual without stability from their own sense of self.
- Impulsive, Self Destructive Behavior: Borderline personality disorder is characterized by impulsive behaviors that are often dangerous. Some examples of this include spending sprees, unsafe sex, substance abuse and reckless driving to name a few. It’s important for people living with borderline personality disorder or those around them to recognize when these behaviors occur during elevated moods because they may be signs of another mental health condition.
- Self Harm: Nonsuicidal self-injury, or NSSI for short, is recurrent suicidal behavior in which a person deliberately damages their own body. Cutting and burning the skin are two common forms of recurrent suicidal behaviors. The term was coined by those who study these types of acts to distinguish it from suicidal behavior; while some people who engage in this type of activity struggle with mixed feelings about its intent, studies have shown that most do not intend on killing themselves when they harm themselves like this.
- Extreme Emotional Swings: People with Borderline Personality Disorder experience mood swings that are more intense and frequent than the typical person, often lasting several hours or even days or weeks like in other mental health disorders such as depression. If your mood shifts from feeling good to feeling devastated for no apparent reason, it might be time to talk about what’s going on inside so we can get these feelings under control so you can lead a healthy, positive life.
- Chronic Feelings of Emptiness: Emptiness can be a range of emotions, including loneliness or sadness. These feelings are normal when they come from difficult life events such as trauma and loss. However, if these feelings outlast the stressful circumstances or become chronic and impact your everyday functioning it’s possible that you have an underlying mental health condition like Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Explosive Anger: Borderline personality disorder can manifest in inappropriate, intense rage that often lasts for hours to days. Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by an inability to regulate emotions and return to baseline quickly after they escalate into a fever pitch of intense anger or sadness. These extreme mood swings last longer than expected; often up to several weeks on average before the person returns their moods back down from a state of outrage (or depression).
- Feeling Suspicious & Out of Touch: Borderline personality disorder causes people to struggle with paranoid or very suspicious ideas about others’ motives. When under stress, they may even lose touch of reality and have an experience called dissociation; which feels like foggy, spaced-out feelings in a sense that you are outside your own body.
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Borderline personality disorder is a lifelong condition that can cause tremendous damage if left untreated. During times of increased stress or external pressures (work, family, a new relationship, etc.), the symptoms of the personality disorder may begin to seriously interfere with emotional and psychological functioning.
Our personality disorders treatment program helps clients identify unhealthy ways of relating to others, so you can learn ways to break these patterns, and better manage stress and triggers.