The Role of Emotional Neglect in Borderline Personality

A person with borderline personality disorder (BPD) has a lifelong pattern of unstable, unpredictable, and intense moods and relationships while being highly impulsive. If you have BPD, your self-esteem and happiness are highly dependent on the people in your life.

To live with BPD is to live with intense pain and turmoil on a daily basis. You have love–hate relationships with just about everyone in your life at different times. One moment you’re happy and enthusiastic; the next moment you’re upset and feel wronged or betrayed. You have a tendency to idealize your relationships only to devalue them soon after.

There are a few possible explanations for how BPD develops. Some of these factors include genetics, the biochemistry in your brain, and environmental factors like a traumatic upbringing with abusive or unpredictable parenting. Research has shown that childhood emotional neglect also plays an important role (Kors et al., 2020). That emotional neglect does, however, need to be of the more extreme variety.

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