An individual with borderline personality disorder (BPD) tends to have fragile or low self-esteem, which causes them to overreact to various stressors they may experience in relationships. They are overly sensitive to perceived slights, have unstable moods, are prone to angry outbursts, are deeply fearful of being abandoned, tend towards paranoid thinking, and generally experience emptiness inside. These individuals see the world in stark black or white terms and tend to be judgmental. People with BPD may use unhealthy measures to soothe their emotional distress, such as binge eating, self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, engaging in risky sex, and overspending.
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