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Narcissism and Borderline Personality Disorders

When Your Mother Has a Borderline Personality

of her problems; her anger is not the child’s fault.  Do something.  ————      Susan Heitler, Ph …  the rage-tantrum is one’s parent.      RESPONSE FROM DR. HEITLER      Yes, I whole-heartedly agree …  DR. HEITLER    I usually recommend “Excuse me, I need a drink of water” as a routine exit …

        Blog Entry        by Susan  Heitler, Ph.D. – Posted on Oct 31, 2012

Are You a Narcissist?  6 Sure Signs of Narcissism

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        Blog Entry        by Susan  Heitler, Ph.D. – Posted on Oct 25, 2012

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Sufferer’s Experience

,   interactive website  , and   therapy practice  , Denver psychologist   Susan Heitler, Ph.D.   specializes …  clients, in part because bpd is so misunderstood. By Susan  Heitler, Ph.D….   … .      —————————-    Dear Dr. Heitler,    I am astounded and shocked by your articles in PsychologyToday.com which strongly …

        Blog Entry        by Susan  Heitler, Ph.D. – Posted on Mar 28, 2014

Gender Bias in Diagnosing Anger: Batterer or Borderline?

How much of a role does gender play in diagnostic labeling of people who rage? All are toxic in their impacts on those around them. Yet women tend to get labeled clinically as borderline while men get called abusive, sociopathic, or bipolar. By contrast, the terms “toxic” and “narcissistic” seem to be equal-opportunity diagnostic categories. Read More

Toxic Partners: Are They Batterers or Borderlines?

How much of a role does gender play in diagnostic labeling of people who rage? All are toxic in their impacts on those around them. Yet women tend to get labeled clinically as borderline while men get called abusive, sociopathic, or bipolar. By contrast, the terms “toxic” and “narcissistic” seem to be equal-opportunity diagnostic categories. Read More

Evil Genes? An Unconventional Perspective On BPD

Why do folks with borderline personality disorder sometimes act in such astoundingly selfish and hurtful ways? Read More

You’re Here to Fulfill My Dreams

When he had been young, Paul easily rose to the top of the world of junior tennis by winning many junior tennis tournaments. Throughout his high school years he ranked at the top not only in his city but in the state, the region and the country. What was the price? Read More

More Info for Adult Children of Borderline Mothers

These comments from readers of my earlier postings on borderline personality disorder have useful suggestions for understanding and coping with family members who rage. Read More

When Your Mother Has a Borderline Personality

Adult children of moms with borderline personality disorders report the lifelong devastating impact of their mothers’ intense narcissism and unpredictable raging. What could help kids who have these kinds of moms? Read More

Are You a Narcissist? 6 Sure Signs of Narcissism

Every wondered if you might have tendencies to narcissism? Or speculated that someone in your life has a problem with narcissism? Take this quick six-factor quiz to clarify what’s going on. Read More

How an Often-Angry Little Girl Does Not Develop a Borderline Personality Disorder

When children learn that throwing angry fits gets them what they want, why should they change? Likewise for lovers and spouses who find that anger works to control their mate. Read More

A Short Course for Overcoming Narcissism and BPD

A few critical skill upgrades can massively improve relationships for folks who act in ways that get labeled narcissistic or borderline personality disorder. This Short Course suggests skills for the folks with the labels and also for their loved ones and work colleagues. Read More

The Sleepover: How a Cute Little Girl Develops Borderline Personality Disorder

I have a heretical thought. Maybe borderlines fear abandonment because they do things that motivate people in their lives to want to get rid of them. Still, what causes them to act in such off-putting ways? Read More

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

Recent research suggests that stylish clothes and a big house may indicate that the person inside the showy clothes and home is at risk for narcissism, marriage problems, and less happiness. It may be though that upgrading your marriage communication skills can let you have it all. Read More

Success Can Breed the Narcissism I Call “Tall Man Syndrome”

One of the dilemmas of choosing a life partner is that the ones who look most attractive on the outside often turn out to be the most mean and difficult to live with. When initial allure turns to alarm bells, savvy partner-hunters then turn elsewhere. Read More

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