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Discussion on BPD & Identity Issues (and more, Video from live Ustream session)

In this video, which is from a Live Ustream session, I discussed Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with respect to my experience with identity issues and more.  Ustream is where I sometimes meet up with readers live, online.  You’re able to see my video and hear my audio, but I can’t see or hear you.  I […]

Reinventing Ourselves: Identity Issues & Borderline Personality Disorder

When I was a little girl I witnessed one of my idols, Madonna, from album to album, undergo metamorphosis. She would change her entire look and vibe, and the press would say she had yet again “reinvented” herself. This thought always appealed to me, and as someone with Borderline Personality Disorder who has dealt with […]

Identity Formation (and Disturbance) with Borderline Personality Disorder

Once again during DBT group this week, our therapist brought up how it’s a healthy practice to pick someone on television (or in real life) who handles emotional situations the way we’d like to, and then use that inspiration as a model for our own behavior.I recently blogged about how the character Jane Bingum of Drop Dead […]

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Career Issues with BPD Identity Disturbance

Someone made an interesting observation about me the other day, and I have to admit, it’s true.  Over the years, I’ve had a very difficult time sticking with any one job or professional career path.  I have gotten easily bored and, in the past (before learning DBT), would take this as a cue that I […]

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, […]