This borderline test analyzes whether you suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) through a range of simple psychological questions. You can read more about this concern and check an example result below the form.

Section 1 of 4

Instruction: Please answer to all questions!

Do you feel overwhelmed by negative emotions that persist a long time?

When sad, do you experience an intense grief instead of sadness?

When you feel mild embarrassed, do you experience shame and humiliation instead of embarrassement?

When being annoyed, do you experience rage instead of annoyance?

Section 2 of 4

Instruction: Please check all of the sentences below that apply to you!

Section 3 of 4

Instruction: Please answer to all questions:

Do you feel intense joy and gratitude at perceived expressions of kindness?

Do you feel intense sadness or anger at perceived criticism or hurtfulness?

Do you feel unsure about your long-term goals for relationships, friendships and jobs?

Do often view the world as dangerous and malevolent?

Section 4 of 4

Instruction: Please check all of the sentences below that apply to you!

Disclaimer: Please note that only a licensed professional has the authority to officially diagnose an individual with borderline personality disorder. This test should NOT be considered a substitute for any professional mental health service.

How does this borderline test work?

This is a self assessment test designed to help you understand whether you might undergo any relevant signs of the borderline personality disorder.

The borderline test has 4 sections with questions and statements that try to cover most significant signs a person suffering from this personality disorder feels. Within section 1 and 3 the test has in total 8 questions with significant disorder symptoms, while within sections 2 and 4 the assessment has 16 statements with signs of personality disorders where users are invited to specify as many symptoms as they confronted with. The result sums the significance of your answers and chosen statements and delivers a percentage of probability and an interpretation.

Please take account of the fact that the above test should NOT be considered as a substitute for any professional medical service.

Example result

Presence of borderline personality disorder symptoms: 36.67%

Mild borderline personality disorder
Based on your answers on the four sections of the Borderline Test you seem to be undergoing mild levels of borderline personality disorder. There are important borderline personality related symptoms that bother you. The best advice would be to take a look at it and search for a professional assessment of your mental and physical health especially if what you are experiencing now seems to be getting worse in time.

What is BPD?

The borderline personality disorder, often abbreviated as BPD, is a type of personality disorder that is present in case of early adulthood and is characterized by impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships, and self image. This is a mental illness said to affect less than 1% of world population and it is more frequent in women. There is quite an easy to diagnose condition, with any special psychiatrist being able to recognize it.

As to the cause, although it remains yet to be discovered, there is evidence that there are certain chemical imbalances in the brain provoking it beside a certain degree of genetic predisposition and of course the occurrence in cases with history of trauma or abuse.

What are the symptoms?

Because some of the following symptoms and signs are not necessarily specific to this disorder, there should be noted the line between temperamental issues, emotional behavior and the point where these transform into repeated behavior and a personality disorder.People experiencing symptoms related to BPD might find it even harder to cope with stressful situations and their condition might worsen in time.

Fear of rejection Hallucinations
Low self confidence Relational issues
Substance abuse Anger issues
Anxiety and depression Psychotic episodes
Risk seeking behavior Paranoid experiences
Self harming behaviors Aggressiveness
Impulsive behavior Irritability
Fear of abandonment Intense mood swings

Recommended treatment

According to specialists, there are several approaches to treatment and these vary according to the severity of the symptoms. Assistance can be sought to social workers, counselors, mental health professionals and psychotherapists.

  • CMHT – community mental health teams can offer support and put you in contact with the right specialists.
  • Psychotherapy – helps the individual understand their behavior and aims to build a sense of control in the life of the patient.
  • Mentalisation based therapy – that tries to build up mental skills in individuals who need to find meaning in their actions and their role.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy – a specific type of therapy aimed at emotionally vulnerable patients involving individual and group sessions.
  • Therapeutic communities – aimed to deal with various mental disorders that focus on making patients interact with each other.

30 Mar, 2015