Being Well Podcast: Borderline Personality Disorder

Being Well Podcast: Borderline Personality Disorder

We all have good days and bad days. Our mood naturally trends up and down in response to the events of our constantly changing worlds. As wise people have said, change is the only constant in life.

But some people change more frequently, and are hit harder by change than others. On today’s episode, we’re continuing our series on “Who Am I” by looking at a particularly intense, but actually quite common, version of this: Borderline Personality Disorder.

During this episode we cover:

  • The clinical definition of BPD, and how that varies from a more “everyday” one.
  • How people with BPD are strongly impacted by relatively everyday events.
  • What defines the traits of someone with “10% BPD,” and how people with BPD can better learn to interact with those traits. 
  • How we can support our relationships with people who have BPD.


03:01: What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

18:09: How do people with BPD respond to everyday issues?

22:52: What are the traits of somebody who has “10% BPD”?

32:10: How can people with tendencies toward BPD learn to manage it more effectively?

40:40: If we are in a relationship with someone who has some level of BPD, what can we do to support them or otherwise make our relationship with them as healthy as possible?

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