Taking Ownership of Your Thoughts.

August 1, 2010

One of the many characteristics of the Borderline Personality is the lack of ownership when it comes to their emotions.  For instance, if a BP gets mad at someone, they assume that it is that person’s fault only.  They never consider that they are bringing a lifetime’s worth of negative emotions and prejudices to the party. This is especially hard when a BP “splits black” and takes on a victim mentality.

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This is part one of an interview with leading Transference Focused Therapist, Dr. Frank Yeomans, discussing assumptions made during the therapeutic process. The interviewer is Amanda Wang who suffers from BPD and has become a leading advocate for those fighting the misconceptions regarding the disorder. She was recently featured in an article about BPD in Scientific American. A good read and a sign that people are becoming more hopeful about BPD.

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