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A Picture of Borderline Personality Disorder

Updated on May 28, 2014

Pictures of Borderline Personality Disorder

Sometimes it's hard to put into words how certain aspects of Borderline Personality make a BPD sufferer feel. It's times like those when a picture really is worth a thousand words.

I looked and looked, and I think I've finally found a picture that accurately describes each symptom of BPD.


I love you. Please don't leave me.

I need you right next to me all the time.

If you aren't with me, I'm scared you'll stop loving me.

You're a nice person, I'll do anything for you.

You're a bad person, evil. You deserve bad things. I hate you.

I don't care what I said yesterday. This is how I feel about you today.

Check back tomorrow.


I'm a good person. I hate myself.

I want a career. I can't decide what to do with my life.

I like myself. I don't even want to look at myself.


I have sex with many partners because it makes me feel loved.

The more I eat, the better I feel.

I'm not such a freak when I'm high.

The only time I feel anything is when I cut.

I'm worthless. I deserve to die. The world would be a better place without me.

Red is the only color in my black and white world.


I'm full of energy. I can do anything. I'm so happy!

I don't even have the strength to get out of bed.

Everything you do annoys me.


I'm so alone.

What's the point in anything. I don't even care.

All I can do is cry.


All I can think about is what you did wrong. I can't control myself.

I have to scream so you'll know how angry I am.

I break stuff because I feel broken inside.


People are whispering. They must be talking about me.

I saw how you looked at me. You think I'm crazy.

I can't remember what I did yesterday.

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Your Thoughts..... - Do you think these pictures accurately represent the symptoms of BPD?

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      Angela unLocked 4 years ago

      I was blown away at some of the similarity of my own work in these examples. Especially, the composition of the light and dark cirlces that occur in a few of these. Interesting. I was recently diagnosed with BPD and it has been both a relief to know, but also a bit frightening.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i like the captions under them

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I like the brevity of your note points. You are right on target and very clear.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      I think these pictures are perfect at describing what a BPD sufferer goes through. Of course, I can never know, but my sister has BPD and this is how she has described her symptoms.

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      enjoyecigs 5 years ago

      thank you for this lens....this helps me understand what i have a little better

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      candidaabrahamson 5 years ago

      This is so excellent I came back to it, wanting to nominate it for a purple star--but just found out that nomination process is closed. It's a shame, and I hope you earn one under the new system, as your work is truly stellar.

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      candidaabrahamson 5 years ago

      This is a highly creative lens that really helps explaIn the illness to the rest of us. Thank you.

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      XxSadieLadyxX 5 years ago

      I have BPD so I relate a lot to this lense

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Excellent pictures. I think they help illustrate Borderline Personality symptoms. Nice lens! Squidoo Angel Blessed.