Personality disorders Articles

Borderline Personality Disorder Relationships – Should You Date Him or Her?

Borderline personality relationships – avoid, or maybe? There is a lot of misinformation about borderline personality disorder on the internet that seeks to demonise those with BPD. The fact is that people with BPD are, well, people. Unique individuals who can’t all be painted with one brush despite sharing some symptoms.  Does that mean you should...

What is the Dark Triad?

Psychologists use the term ‘the dark triad’ to describe three hostile personality traits. People who have these traits use other people for their own gain. A word about personality traits and disorders Psychological disorders and traits are not illnesses you can see under a microscope. They are terms created by mental health professionals to describe...

Personality Disorder vs Personality Trait – The Difference You Need to Know

The internet has helped us all become more savvy about mental health. But sadly, it has also led to mental health diagnoses being thrown around like casual weapons. Boss doesn’t like you? Narcissist. Girlfriend angry you broke up with her? Borderline. In reality, only a small percentage of the population have personality disorders. We all,...

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment – What Sorts of Therapy Work?

If you are suffering from borderline personality disorder, you are highly emotionally sensitive. This means you  have intense and unstable relationships. And herein lies the problem – therapy is at heart a relationship between you and your therapist. If you are borderline, your ways of relating will affect the ways you interact with a therapist. Some forms of...

What is Grandiosity?

“Grand” in French means ‘big’, a hint to what grandiosity is all about. It involves thinking you are the ‘big fish’ and everyone else is just a tadpole. If you suffer from grandiosity, the following will sound familiar: You feel better than others, regardless of facts that prove otherwise You think you are special and...