Borderline Personality Disorder

Important Consequences of Dysregulated Behavior in #BPD

Since BPD is chiefly an emotional disorder and since shame is involved I have found the following about consequences for someone with BPD (from most important to least):

  • Future Painful Emotions
  • Judgment of Others
  • Suffering of Others (especially children)
  • Punishment

What this means is that the “normal” (or natural) consequences might not actually “take” in someone with BPD. A threat of punishment is less likely to cause behavior change than the possibility of future negative emotions – the “I’m going to feel really bad when…” consequence.

Adapted from Beyond Boundaries

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