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What is a Borderline And Histrionic Personality Disorder?

How does borderline personality disorder relate to identity issues? So again, that instability also travels toward identity? And when I was describing personality earlier, I was talking a little about those traits we have that help us know who we are? When you have a borderline personality disorder, that is not something you understand, so people with this disorder take on the identity of the people they're spending time with. Because it's comforting, it's very uncomfortable not knowing who you are; some people with this disorder will describe a feeling of emptiness. 

When they feel like they've been abandoned because now they don't know who they are in the world. And so, when somebody with this disorder is going through that initial measurement phase with new people, and they're idealizing them, they often will take on the identities of those people.

What is a Borderline And Histrionic Personality Disorder?
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So they mimic them in a lot of ways they might mimic the way, they dress their interests the way they talk, and for this reason, the people around somebody with this disorder kind of from the outside may feel like: Wait, I thought you were this way now you're advocating for this, and this is your new main interest in life, or the thing you're throwing yourself into all completely music tastes might change hobbies will change the way they dress okay um in addition to borderline personality disorder.

I understand that you diagnosed another personality disorder what's that so histrionic personality disorder these are really two sides of the same coin they belong to the same cluster we call these clusters it's a way to organize personality disorders in that DSM and this cluster is described as the personality disorders that are dramatic erratic and emotional okay so unpredictable but really having to do with emotions and relationships they're very similar whereas I was saying that borderline personality disorder a lot of the key features that you're going to notice are instability when it comes to histrionic.

A lot of the key features are going to be drama, and shallowness similarly with borderline personality disorder there's this under the underlying drive to avoid abandonment with a histrionic personality disorder that underlying drive is to always be the center of attention because if you don't have that attention on you, it feels similar to borderline personality disorder you feel pretty empty like you don't have that sense of being or of value okay so whereas borderline personality disorder might have more of the visible reactivity if somebody seems to be leaving with histrionic personality disorder what you're going to see is extreme discomfort with not being the center of attention extreme efforts to be the center of attention and when they feel that they're not the center of attention you will see some strange things making up stories to try to get attention often taking on a victim or princess role those two roles, in particular, are pretty consistent seeking care taking. 

A borderline personality disorder is similar because with borderline personality disorder these shifts of identity and the splitting you might see somebody go from being in the DSM it describes it as a needy supplicant of help to seek the perfect caretaker to suddenly being the avenger against injustice or thinking that their partner is a terrible person with histrionic what you'll see is somebody who wants to be the center of attention has sort of that impressionistic speech very flowery very enthusiastic but nothing's really being said the moment your attention wears away because they're so demanding for attention that's when they might take the victim role, or the princess role, and even make up stories. Sometimes those stories are to bolster the victim's role. Sometimes those stories are just to make them look more interesting or accomplished in their mind so that they can get respect and attention that way.