Occasionally I come across declarations on the internet where people proclaim having borderline personality disorder and attempt to project it in a positive manner to promote “mental health awareness”. I feel bad for these people because they’re clearly idiots and have no knowledge of what they’re actually identifying themselves as and don’t even recognize the ramifications of labeling themselves as that. I’ve had many experiences with individuals who do genuinely have borderline personality disorder and this is what it really is —> an asshole disorder. BPD is defined by having volatile outbursts usually involving verbal abuse tied to the individual’s extreme fear of abandonment as well as emotional manipulation produced by the latter cause as well. It is literally defined by having “unstable relationships” and you know how they make it unstable? They are violent, aggressive and merciless when triggered. Their being triggered is mostly caused by themselves as they over analyze, magnify and amplify any evidence – even the most vague – that suggests a person is going to abandon them. The people I’ve known who have had borderline have threatened to disembowel themselves if “abandoned” and also as characterized by the disorder will resort to retaliation – which has been manifested in them telling me they would beat me to death, paralyze me from the neckdown to make me suffer “the most horrible life” as well threaten to kill people close to me. They go through rapid alternations between angry and good-natured which puts extreme emotional strain on their partner and overall their behavior insinuates an incredible amount of disrespect to their partner. Everyone can control their actions, sorry folks, everything you do is YOUR fault, so they intentionally act like terrible, brutal people and use the BPD diagnoses as a fallback to justify their actions. BPD is literally defined by being an asshole, if you want to tell everyone you’ve got a permanent asshole disorder that’s fine by me, but you look fucking stupid and everyone should avoid you.