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If your psychiatrist tells you you have borderline personality traits, how likely is it that you have visiblr problem to others?

If your psychiatrist tells you you have borderline personality traits, how likely is it that you have visiblr problem to others?

Borderline : Chances are, that borderline personality disorder is going to be very visible to everybody. Characteristics of this disorder are a disturbed sense of self, outbursts of emotion, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, impulsivity, drug and or alcohol abuse, acting out sexually, and self mutilating behaviors. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is it a borderline or narcissistic trait for someone to bite your head off when you ask for respect?

Can you tell me docs, is it a borderline or narcissistic trait for someone to bite your head off when you ask for respect?

Difficult question: This is an interpersonal question and i don't know that there's really a direct answer to this without evaluating both you and the other person involved. When two people interact what occurs is called an emergent property that may or may not be present when the two of you are separated. I can tell you that it is not normal for that scenario that you described to occur. There's not enough information however to diagnose the other person involved nor would it be ethical in this context. It sounds like you have access to diagnostic criteria and i will have to leave that up to your own conscience and discretion to decide what type of pathology if any is involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does a high functioning borderline share the same or similar traits as a low functioning borderline? Do borderliners know they are borderline?

Does a high functioning borderline share the same or similar traits as a low functioning borderline? Do borderliners know they are borderline?

Well: The borderline personality is very difficult treat for it is a personality disorder and a very challenging disorder. Whether you are high functioning or low functioning , you still have the same problematic issues. You need therapy and may need therapy for a longtime ...Read more

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What kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Emotional volitility: 1. Fear of abandonment 2. Intense and unstable relationships 3. Unstable and changeable self concept 4. Impulsive behavior 5. Threats of harm to self or others 6. Emotional overreaction. ...Read more

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Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits ( as in their personality) ?

Borderline PD: A pt may be diagnosed with borderline PD, may be or described as having borderline "traits". Persons who suffer from borderline PD, will, of course, all be different from one another and experience their illness in their own, personal way. Some traits include: trouble regulating emotions, impulsivity, frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, recurrent self harm. Talk with ur doc abt treatment :) ...Read more

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Can you have borderline personality disorder if you have a few traits with psychosis?

Yes: Yes, but the psychosis is neither a fully formed delusional system nor does it consist of lengthy commentary about your behavior. Most people who have hallucinations and borderline personality disorder only hear their name being called. ...Read more

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How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read more

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Is Lieing a hereditary trait?

Is Lieing  a hereditary  trait?

Depends: There are many reasons, some would argue for various genetic contributions vs. the environment you grew up in that would affect your personality development. ...Read more

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What kind of serious o c d traits are there?

What kind of serious o c d traits are there?

OCD: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) consists of obsessive fears of bad things happening and the compulsions are behaviors that are believed to avoid the bad things from happening. For example repetitive handwashing to avoid germs or repetitive checking locks to avoid being robbed. By definition, the fears are irrational and the compulsions continue despite knowledge that they are unnecessary. ...Read more

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Is intellectual capacity a hereditary trait?

Is intellectual capacity a hereditary trait?

Yes: While many things affect one's intellectual abilities, heredity is a major contributor. However, one can improve on background inherited abilities by study, practice, increased exposure, utilizing good learning skills, etc. Other activities such as a healthy diet, adequate sleep and even exercise are also helpful in increasing and maintaining good intellectual function. ...Read more

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