He's witty, charismatic, attractive, and he showers you with compliments. There is a flash of excitement and everything seems perfect — except sometimes he exaggerates when he talks about his resume. And, you wish he wasn't so condescending to your BFF. The bragging? Well, it is a turn-off. For decades Hollywood has loved depicting narcissistic characters — from the bratty, manipulative Scarlet O'Hara to the far more cold and ruthless Tony Soprano — because their behavior is so dramatic.
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Dating Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder
While some of the symptoms of BPD are not easily identified, others are associated with observable behaviors. Borderline personality disorder symptoms include instability in interpersonal relationships , self-image, and emotion, as well as a pattern of impulsive behaviors. People with BPD often first experience these symptoms in young adulthood and the symptoms tend to continue for many years.
Borderline personality disorder affects 1. It can be easy to joke around about mental disorders: "I'm really OCD about keeping my house clean. Of the 10 personality disorders which include obsessive-compulsive personality disorder OCPD , paranoid personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder borderline personality disorder BPD tends to be the most misunderstood. The disorder's name alone is enough to spark confusion, since "borderline" seems to imply that BPD is not a full-blown problem.