Mental illness can be scary for a lot of people who consider themselves normal, especially when the illness is borderline personality disorder. In his new blog post, Michael Karson discusses a brief overview on the relationships between normal people and ones with BPD but also goes on to describe a day in the life of the individual with the illness. He highlights important concepts for us to remember such as a broken view of self and their perceptions of reality overall.
- We tend to be more lenient about usually unwarranted behavior when we see it as an outgrowth if a special situation.
- Other times we may be more lenient are when we suspect a person’s culture or learning history is impacting his choices.
- Therapy provides a safe place for the person with relationship difficulties to explore intimacy and in some sense experience re-parenting.
“The fundamental attribution error describes a tendency to attribute one’s own behavior to situations and the behavior of others to character.”