Welcome to your Borderline Personality Disorder from PsychCentral

This test is designed to help you understand whether you may have Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition characterized by a person who has a difficult time maintaining long-term interpersonal relationships due to the way they process their emotions and feelings.

This questionnaire was written by Psych Central Staff on November 18, 2020 and medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, Ph.D., CRNP.

Please note we do not store any answers to this questionnaire - what you note on your action plan is up to you.

For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about 5 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

I nearly always feel "empty"

I find that I often do one or more of the following: drive recklessly, engage in unsafe sex, abuse alcohol or drugs, binge eat, gamble or spend money recklessly.

Sometimes when I'm stressed out - especially if someone has abandoned me - I can get very paranoid, feel myself "spacing out" or dissociate.

I often idealize others, especially when I first meet them, and feel comfortable in sharing the most intimate details with them. But I often feel that these same people don't care enough and aren't there enough for me.

I'm sometimes very angry, extremely sarcastic and bitter, and feel like I have a hard time controlling this anger.

I've engaged in self-mutilating, self-harm, or suicidal behaviors, gestures or threats.

I often experience a sudden shift in the way I look at myself and my life, and completely change my goals, values and career focus.

I'm often afraid that others will abandon or leave me - so I'll make frantic efforts to avoid this abandonment (even when it's not real).

My mood can shift between extreme periods of anxiety, depression or irritability in just a few hours or days.

My views of others - especially those I care about - can shift dramatically and without any warning.

I would say most of my romantic relationships have been very intense - but not very stable.

I'm currently experiencing enough problems in this area of my life that it's negatively impacting my ability to go to school, work, be with friends or family, or have a romantic relationship.

This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

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