The Beauty in Borderline
Updated: Aug 13
Before jumping into anymore science, I just wanted to come to a screeching stop and let everyone know how much beauty comes from being Borderline.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be a pretty overwhelming, and packed diagnosis to get — but it doesn’t have to be.
BPD means that you feel intense emotions. “0 to 100 real quick” really applies, but with intense emotion, comes intense joy, kindness, love, passion, and care.
Living with BPD can come with its challenges, but it is important to remember that for every negative there is a positive, and Borderline Personality comes with many positives on its own.
Let's go over a few of them;
Borderlines are extra caring and compassionate. They usually try to be the people pleasers and tend to care very intensely about the people they value. BPD Patients crave love and understanding. They know what it means to carry pain and sadness, so they do their best to eliminate that in others.
It is said that BPD patients are so creative because they can see the world through an entirely different, and much deeper emotional standpoint. Usually expressed through music, art, or literature.
Borderlines have the ability to read/feel the emotions/tones/expressions of other people very well. This can be so useful in social settings and helping out those you love. They can spot a fake smile from a mile away.
Having intense emotions can be an amazing thing. A card from a loved one has you in tears. A sweet text has you over the moon. It doesn't always have to be about anger and anxiety. Make it about recognizing how intensely powerful your positive emotions are.
Craving a sense of comfort, and knowing loneliness all too well, Borderlines are often very nurturing and sympathetic toward others' emotions. The mother, the one that puts sunscreen on your nose. It is GOOD to be that person! Embrace it.
Borderline Patients are so much more than Splitting and Anger. Let's start pointing out the positive traits!!
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Love Always, Paige Emilee
Your Mental Health Guru