Tag Archive for: chameleon

Gaga at the Psych Intake: BPD and Identity Disturbance

About two years ago, I checked into an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), also known as partial hospitalization. My life had become out of control. I was feeling the serious repercussions of pretty much having sabotaged my relationships and my job…and it wasn’t the first time. I was inconsolable and couldn’t stand that I was in this […]

Discovering the Real YOU When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the symptoms that was so strong for me and that led to my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder was extreme distress over not knowing who I am. I described myself as a chameleon to my psychiatrist and to the doctors in the hospital program.  I was becoming both aware and tired of how […]

Chameleon Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder

I have another post where I talk about how many of us with Borderline Personality Disorder behave or feel like chameleons, called “Sundays Can Be Difficult for the BPD Chameleon,” and this post today focuses on a specific example of the chameleon phenomenon and what I have begun to notice. I was visiting my boyfriend […]

The Psychic Borderline | Reading Others & Identity Issues

Ok. So I’m not *technically* psychic, but I, like many other people with Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD traits, or emotional sensitivity, have an interesting ability to “read” people. My therapist has clarified that the ability to do this is actually a learned survival skill. For those who can relate to what I’ll describe in this article, […]