Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter P is for Personality Disorders

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.

Letter P is for Personality Disorders


A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and school.

In some cases, you may not realize that you have a personality disorder because your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you. And you may blame others for the challenges you face.

Personality disorders usually begin in the teenage years or early adulthood. There are many types of personality disorders. Some types may become less obvious throughout middle age.

Click here to see more of this article on Personality Disorders and the different types.


I suffer from a few of them. Abandonment is a major issue of mine. They sometimes appear due to a major traumatic experience which I had several during my teenage years when this first seemed to appear. My major one is Borderline Personality Disorder.

These are the symptoms of this one:

Borderline personality disorder

  • Impulsive and risky behavior, such as having unsafe sex, gambling or binge eating
  • Unstable or fragile self-image
  • Unstable and intense relationships
  • Up and down moods, often as a reaction to interpersonal stress
  • Suicidal behavior or threats of self-injury
  • Intense fear of being alone or abandoned
  • Ongoing feelings of emptiness
  • Frequent, intense displays of anger
  • Stress-related paranoia that comes and goes


Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

2 thoughts on “Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter P is for Personality Disorders

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    Borderline mimics so many bipolar traits that I cannot really buy into having enough criterion for that diagnoses.

    The one that really resonated was the coming and going paranoia usually tied to personal stress. Yep, guilty as charged on that one. But it is more than a personality disorder, I actually sweat and emit a bad smell and shake and my heart pounds when I am in panxiety mode. It may be a facet of my personality that is dysfunctional but the physical symptoms are very real.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Yes they are similar, but when I read the individual traits for each of the personality disorders I can see that I have some from almost all of them. I am really bad with being abandoned though. That causes me a lot of anxiety. They say that the personality disorders usually appear in late teens, or young adulthood and usually caused by a trauma. I can see that and nearly being raped twice physically and then the emotional rape it’s no wonder I am a mess and started suffering them as well as the bipolar.



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