The Borderline Personality Disorder community suffered a painful loss this week.
“Schema” are enduring thought patterns learned early on that filter our view of the world and how to interact with it.
Understanding the maladaptive schema of personality-disordered people can help put their behaviors into perspective.
Personality-disorder-related core schema include abandonment, incompetence, control, belonging, suspiciousness, entitlement, and status.
A recent study provides convincing evidence of a tendency among those with borderline personality disorder to expect the worst of people.
Some of borderline personality disorder’s reputation of being difficult to treat comes from the antiquated idea that BPD is intractable and that people with BPD have a character problem that makes them attention-seeking and help-rejecting