What is high-functioning BPD?

What is high-functioning BPD?

High-functioning BPD is the result of trauma—an overwhelmingly painful experience in your life. This trauma may not be visible but comes in the form of chronic emotional abuse or neglect. Due to having dysfunctional or immature parents or siblings, you might have been burdened with too much too soon.

What happens to a person with quiet BPD?

Fear of abandonment can cause folks with quiet BPD to retreat from relationships entirely. Unfortunately, this leaves people without the support friends, family and partners can provide. Thankfully, many therapists specialize in relationship issues and can help you address your fears if this is something you struggle with.

Is it normal to retreat when triggered by BPD?

When triggered, it’s normal to retreat inward to protect yourself. If this is something you consistently struggle with, you’re not alone. “Mentally retreating and feeling myself go down the spiral, while being able to maintain a good outward appearance. Nobody notices the change… Having to deal with depression and anxiety along with my BPD.

Is it taboo to talk about BPD symptoms?

Yet they’re still seen as difficult to talk about symptoms and, for some, still taboo. When I thought about writing about a day in the life of a person with BPD I considered describing the mood swings and the extremely low days. But I feel like a dialogue has already started about these issues.

What are the four different types of BPD?

To date, there are four recognized types of BPD: 1 discouraged (“quiet”) borderline 2 self-destructive borderline 3 impulsive borderline 4 petulant borderline

What happens when you have high functioning BPD?

When you have High-functioning BPD, you may not demonstrate stereotypical symptoms like anger outbursts all the time. You may be able to hold down a job or sustain friendships. Your BPD symptoms come out only in ‘pockets’— in certain relationships or when triggered by particular events. On the surface, you may be calm, friendly, efficient.

How to know when it’s time for BPD Treatment?

How Do You Know When It’s Time for BPD Treatment? Like an ever-present barrier, borderline personality disorder stands between you and others, between you and the life you really want. It walls you in and makes it possible to feel overwhelming emotions and unsettling emptiness at the same time.

Can a person with BPD ever stop fighting?

BPD is a painful condition. It is hard to understand but I will never give up this fight. My boxing is like the physical representation of my fight for life. I can never stop fighting.

What happens if you have untreated quiet BPD?

Untreated quiet BPD may increase your risk for acting out impulsively, and engaging in uncontrolled spending, gambling, drinking, and other dangerous behaviors. Self-harm and suicidal thoughts or actions may also take hold. Always take any talk or feelings of suicide seriously.