And Borderline Personality"
Risk Factors That Predispose Toward
Developing Borderline Personality
By Michael Weisz
have a wide variety of underlying causes,
factors that maintain and perpetuate them,
and inherited factors that predispose toward
having them when certain invalidating
conditions are also present.
Specifically in Borderline Personality
Disorder or BPD, there are a number of
inherited factors, early home environment
factors, and cultural factors.
Increased Emotional Reactivity -
makes a person susceptible to more intense
emotional responses when dealing with
average stressors compared to people with
average emotional reactivity.
The increased emotional reactivity is not
caused by any brain damages or neuro-physiological
is rather an expression of natural
diversity: there are people with blue,
black, hazel, or green eyes, and similarly
there are people with low, average, and high
Above Average IQ - Highly intelligent
people are inclined to analyze everything to
the smallest details.
Although a brilliant mind represents a great
value in school, at work, or in science, it
can make your life a living hell IF you come
with a self-defeating programming from
Being a Woman - Scientific researches
and statistics have found that three
quarters of the diagnosed BPD sufferers are
Specific female traits and hormonal factors
like emotionality, hormonal changes, and
higher risk for physical and sexual abuses
due to weaker muscles render women to be
more exposed toward developing borderline
personality compared to men.
interesting aspect is that narcissistic
personality has very similar risk and
causing factors to BPD, BUT three quarters
of the diagnosed narcissistic personality
cases are found in men.
Presently there is a general tendency in
male population to develop borderline
personality more frequently than before due
to several physical, hormonal, and
Some researches are suggesting that stress
make men become feminine. Sedentary work
don't stimulate the production of male
hormones like testosterone, making more and
more present day men become less manly
physically, hormonally, and emotionally.
Also, more and more boys are raised by
single mothers, thus they might miss male
models emotionally and behaviorally.
However, not all people having these
inherited traits develop BPD, and not all
people who don't have these inherited traits
remain immune against BPD. In other words,
these inherited traits do not cause
borderline personality. They rather
predispose one toward developing BPD IF one
or more of the next factors are also
Early Home Environment
Scientific studies have shown that BPD
sufferers have grown up in subjugating,
emotionally depriving, punitive, or unsafe
and unstable families.
These families fail consistently to provide
their children with the essential safe
ground, emotional support, care, and
understanding children need in order to
develop healthy emotions and a high
you feel that your parents or other
significant adults, who should have been the
closest people in your life and most fervent
supporters, were nothing close to that? Do
you feel like they have always had something
your answer is yes to either of these
questions, it means that you had to grow up
in an invalidating home environment that has
a high risk of inducing the development of
BPD is far more prevalent in western society
where nuclear families and the individual
being part of a wider community are no
longer seen as important.
Our species have developed in social groups
where the community was far more important
than the individual. Our brain is
practically the same as ten thousand years
ago, so we carry in our psychology a deep
need for interaction with other people, for
joint experiences, and for a commune kind of
Individuality and competition specific in
western societies are going against these
deeply rooted human needs. Moreover, many
times western people have no one to go to
for help and comfort, other than family
members or a few friends who are also very
busy with their lives and careers.
Usually BPD is first diagnosed during the
first years of young adulthood, between the
ages of 18 and 22, after a long "incubation"
period of many years.
For this reason, the therapeutic process
needs to be structured and to unfold over
several weeks. Accessing a deep
transformation process that is structured,
systematic, and it is implemented in a
consistent manner, the mental and emotional
changes happen fast and remain stable over
Remember, just because your childhood was
painful and invalidating, it doesn't mean
that you are a "bad" person. In fact, no
behavior or treatment done by anyone to you
cannot set or decide your "badness" or
worth. Ever! For the simple reason that your
value as a human was given to you by the
Creator at birth. You are worthy just
because you are alive!
my program "Borderline Personality
Begone!" I first go into explaining
in details the development process of
borderline personality and translate this
information into examples you can relate to.
This step is key because it practically
explains with simple words and concepts what
is going on with you. This section also
represents the preparation phase for what
comes in the next sections - your total
mental and emotional transformation toward
the balanced, harmonious, and mature
BPD can be healed successfully by
eliminating its causes and perpetuating
factors, and by replacing them with specific
mental and emotional structures that
generate self-esteem, self-love,
self-respect, and general well being.
For more info, go here:
"Borderline Personality Begone!"