A 43-year-old member asked:
borderline personality disorder more about self-harm or harming others and avoidant personality disorder more about caring too much, is this correct?
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Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Borderline personality disorder is more about intense and often unstable moods. This may result in harm to self or others.
Avoidant personality disorder is more about social fears, anticipation of rejection and feelings of inadequacy. People with avoidant personality disorders are also prone to self-harm.
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