BPD Link To Mothers Who Fluctuate Between Nurturing And Abusive Behaviour

  As we have seen from other articles that I have published on this site, individuals who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (a very serious psychiatric disorder strongly associated with severe and protracted childhood trauma) have a strong tendency to see others and ‘black and white’ terms or as ‘all good’ and ‘all …

Inconsistent Mothering Leading To The ‘Splitting’ Defense Mechanism.

‘Splitting’ is a primary defense mechanism for coping with identity disturbance and occurs when an individual is not able to integrate the range of positive and negative qualities that exist in the self and in other people into a realistic, cohesive, overall, mental representation. Because of this, the person prone to ‘splitting’ has a very …

Splitting: What BPD Sufferers And Infants Have In Common

  ‘The [individual’s] early adaptation by the means of splitting [is] not an expression of cowardice, but…really his only chance of survival, to escape his fear of annihilation.’ Alice Miller, ‘The Drama Of Being A Child.’   Infants and toddlers (aged from approximately eighteen months to thirty-six months old) find it extremely hard to tolerate …

Splitting, Denial And Flooding : The Inter-relationship

‘SPLITTING’ : This is an unconscious defense mechanism that involves us seeing things in extreme and exaggerated ways, either as ALL GOOD or ALL BAD; this unconscious strategy is often seen in people suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD).¬† For example, those suffering from this disorder frequently vacillate between, at times, perceiving a friend or …

Childhood Trauma Leading Us To See Others As ‘All Good’ Or ‘All Bad.’

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1272 words One of the things that frequently marks the childhood of individuals who later develop¬† BPD (one of the hallmarks of BPD is that sufferers tend to see others as ‘all good’ or ‘all bad’) is LOSS, especially when the loss has occurred as a result of death, divorce, or serious illness (necessitating long …

Splitting: Effects Of BPD Parent Seeing The Child Only In Terms Of ‘All Good’ Or ‘All Bad’.

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The BPD Parent And The Child Parents with borderline personality disorder (BPD) – click here to read one of my articles on signs that a parent may have BPD- have a pronounced tendency to project – click here to read one of my articles ‘projection and other defense mechanisms – aspects of their own self-view …