Born to Create Drama

February 22, 2013

A hilarious video for sure, but the sad reality is girls like this really do exist. They go on to become women who cry “rape” or threaten you with restraining orders. All in a desperate attempt to seek attention. For someone like my borderline ex, seeking attention is a disease.

6 Responses to “Born to Create Drama”

  1. Ben said

    Seeking attention is definitely one of the more common traits of BPD/NPD/HPD. I think the best example we have of this in our culture today is reality TV shows like “The Bachelor.” Now, it is totally unfair to make armchair diagnoses or paint with a wide brush and say that “all women on reality shows are BP’s.” That wouldn’t be true. But, you can see how shows like these (and cities like LA) attract these personality disorders. For example, I got roped into watching part of The Bachelor last night with a large group of friends I was hanging out with. This particular episode was one where the Bachelor goes to each girl’s hometown to visit their families and see where they grew up. One girl grew up in a foster home, and her foster parents (who seemed like genuinely nice people) told him that “she was moved into 5 different foster homes within the same year when she was a young child. These abandonment issues were reinforced over and over and over again…” If ever there was a sign to run, that would be a big one. It’s not just her abandonment issues, it’s that her behavior on the show was jealous, insecure, and a little “off” to go along with that statement. Another girl’s sisters told him, “I can’t see her having kids right away. She, like, goes in 100 percent with guys, you know? Always makes things really fun, and then when fun isn’t the only thing, then …” and she never finished the thought. Her other sister said, “Someone who can handle her moods. She goes very extreme: very happy or, you know…” Again, warning signs. I realize this is a contrived show, and it is entirely possible that none of those statements are true. But, after dating a BP or going through a psych rotation for school, you begin to pick up on subtle clues that you never even noticed earlier.

    To your point: Yes, that video is quite funny, but only continues to reinforce the double standard of BPD behavior being acceptable for women and glorifies attributes of a condition that causes serious harm to everyone involved in intimate relationships with the sufferer.

  2. lauri said

    lol they’re just being kids. Kids start trouble and drama like this. If I really do have bpd, I say I dont have it so severe. I seriously dont act mean and evil like you guys talk about. I’ve never been in a relationship with a guy so maybe thats when it will come out. when im in a relationship with a guy who knows or maybe not. Going to ask if I really have it taking a test to make sure I have it or dont.

  3. Flopsy said

    It’s a clever tool to make BPD look innocuous! Effective use of a child to portray mischievous/insidious behavior has acceptable.

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