All individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD), including the borderline mother, experience its core symptoms; these are
However, one of these symptoms may PREDOMINATE and thus shape a particular BPD sufferer’s character.
In relation to this idea, James Masterson (1988) classified borderline mothers into four sub-groups; these are :
1) THE WAIF MOTHER
2) THE HERMIT MOTHER
3) THE QUEEN MOTHER