My Identity Disturbance

Since being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I’ve been interested in it and how a test uncovered something about myself that I didn’t know or realize.  Okay, the last line was a bit of a lie.  I’m not just interested, I’m obsessed about it.  And while some would say that in itself is unhealthy, those same people believe that knowing your enemy is the best way of defeating it.  BPD is particularly interesting because unlike other mental illnesses and like other personality “disorders”, there isn’t a medication you can take or therapy that will “cure” it for all people and guarantee its remission.  In fact, that would be like saying that there is a pill or a certain amount of a particular therapy that can cure you from your like of the color blue.  It’s ingrained in our personalities and part of those of us with it.  The best we can do is to try to reduce the behaviors deemed unacceptable in society (or would deter our ability to succeed in society).  Continue reading My Identity Disturbance