I was diagnosed with BPD years ago, but I'm not like the typical diagnosis. I'm more introverted I think. I've never met anyone like me, is it normal?
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Have you looked into quiet bpd?
Mine is the same way
Mine has been getting more and more like that over the years
There is no such thing as normal- everyone is different but some may have same diagnosis and similar symptoms. I was diagnosed with EUPD- emotionally unstable personality disorder and yes it was difficult to diagnose to begin with GPs saying "oooh it's depression and you'll get over it" saying get over it made me snap!
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I was finally diagnosed with BPD/EUPD a few years ago, having been treated for depression and anxiety for years before that. I've since met loads of others with the condition, and no two of us are alike. I'm also an introvert in nature, but that doesn't stop me having meltdowns and outbursts like some of my extroverted friends with the condition. We're all different, it's just we understand each other like no one else ever seems to.
I see where you're coming from. For me I was finally diagnosed with EUPD after a massive meltdown were I tried to take my own life (5th time I tried) thankfully my mum caught me in time and stopped me and took me to the hospital straight away and got it sorted
unfortunately it does often take a close call like that for Dr's to sit up and take notice. I hope you're getting the support you need now x
Sometimes GPS don't take notice until you've been In hospital
I worked so hard to not have outbursts and "be nice" that no one believes I deal with these issues. Frustrating as heck.
God I get this all the time! I've had people in my life that will say they're always there for me, that they accept mental illness, but then one outburst or meltdown and they're gone like the wind.
so it for sure could just be a specific type of bpd because i always felt the same way, I never liked to stir the pot and have been searching for help ever since I thought I had bpd in hs, believed I had it and sort of got diagnosed with bpd when I turned 18. well, turns out I'm autistic. I found out apparently some people will get misdiagnosed with bpd when it's autism. while this definitely may not be the case for you- I thought I'd share just in case you hadn't considered it bc I sure didn't until I was 21 😅 I still get the insanely intense emotions but nowadays I wonder if I still do have bpd or if it's been the autism all along.
I’ve heard of there being specific subtypes or something like that so maybe that may help you? I know that my BPD traits are more internalized than outward so I don’t look like the “typical” person with bpd
i've always had severe social anxiety, and that mixed with autism has made me avoid interacting with people in general. i've never gone out and done all the dangerous impulsive stuff the articles tell you about, because i was sitting in my room hiding instead. my impulsively and addictive tendencies show up in other ways (like. buying way too much stuff online lmao)
but i don't think you're abnormal or anything. especially when it comes to bpd, we all have a different concoction of other mental illnesses and things that affect our behavior. everyone's experience is always gonna be different
I’m the same way. I’m also autistic and have adhd. I’m a people pleaser at heart and my social anxiety especially makes me afraid to show my feelings and often I internalize and suppress them. I don’t almost ever have loud yelling rage episodes but will have periods of time where I “split” and go from happy/trying to take care of myself to dissociated/angry but in a “quiet” way if that makes sense. Splitting for some people may look like literally screaming but for me it usually looks like shutting down or self harm or some other self destructive activity
I'm the same way, but honestly I might have been misdiagnosed for autism. I'm still looking into it though
Sounds like quiet bpd
I think everyone with BPD has this overwhelming feeling of wanting to be recognized as different. I have that feeling very strongly. And I’ve heard many others say they have the same issue
I have always been more introverted, my diagnosis only made me realize some of my past choices and reactions. I feel like we are all expected to be this one person when we've been diagnosed but I feel like that isn't fair to us as people. Just because you may not be typical doesn't mean your not normal.
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