Personality disorders Articles

Talk too Much? Why You’re Garrulous (and How to Stop)

by Andrea Blundell Talk too much, to the point it leaves you feeling rejected or embarrassed? Or dealing with a garrulous colleague or family member, and struggling to have empathy? Why do I talk too much? Some people are naturally more talkative. Scientists have found, for example, that girls have more of communication-related gene called...

Is it a ‘Superiority Complex’ that’s the Problem?

Is a colleague or acquaintance so full of themselves it makes you want to scream? Alway bragging and showing off? Is it a superiority complex, or something different? And why does it matter? The original definition of ‘superiority complex’ A ‘superiority complex’ is a term that was first coined in the early 1900s by respected...

Living with BPD: a Borderline Personality Disorder Case Study

Curious if you have borderline personality disorder? Actress and columnist Nicola Thorp shares her personal experience of living with BPD, from getting a diagnosis, attending therapy, and navigating symptoms. What is it like to have BPD? “I started having what I refer to as ‘episodes’ when I was around six years old. They would usually...

What is Schizoid Personality Disorder?

Are you seen as a loner? Been called ‘strange’ or ‘cold’ by others? Often prefer to just avoid socialising and be alone with your imagination? You might have schizoid personality disorder. What is schizoid personality disorder? Schizoid personality disorder (also shortened to ‘SPD’ or SzPD’) means you just aren’t cut out to be social and...

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder in a Pandemic – Is This You?

by Andrea Blundell There are government guidelines for the physically vulnerable during the pandemic we find ourselves in. But what about the emotionally vulnerable?  Emotionally unstable personality disorder can mean you are struggling far more with the lockdown lifestyle than those around you.  Do you have emotionally unstable personality disorder?  Emotionally unstable personality disorder is...

What is a Malignant Narcissist?

Here’s the first and most important thing you need to know about malignant narcissism – it is not an official diagnosis. You cannot go to a psychiatrist and be diagnosed. So then what is a malignant narcissist, and do they even really exist? [In a relationship with someone abusive and need help? Talk to a...

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

by Andrea Blundell 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...