Today’s question is, what is the difference between borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder?
Now, both personality disorders are categorized together in cluster B.
So, there are three clusters of personality disorders: a B and C, they’re both cluster B personality disorders, and this is considered the dramatic, emotional, and erratic cluster of personality disorders.
When we think of borderline personality disorder, we think of someone who is afraid of abandonment and has unstable relationships, and an unstable self-image. They also are impulsive; they’re at a greater risk for suicidal gestures or behavior. They have mood dysphoria, which means they have difficulty regulating their mood and they might have anxiety or depression.
They have a feeling of emptiness inside; they have anger difficulties sometimes constant anger. And there’s a paranoia that occurs sometimes, particularly a paranoia related to abandonment, a fear of being abandoned. Believing that other people are about to abandon them
With narcissistic personality disorder, we think of symptoms that are different, a sense of grandiosity seeking and believing in unlimited power, and success like having fantasies about the unknown as success. Feeling special or unique and more so than evidence would offer.
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