Dr. Elsa Ronningstam presents a very detailed lecture about the symptoms and Traits of those with Borderline Personality Disorder and those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. She also discusses the difference between BPD and NPD.
Video is courtesy of the NEA BPD YouTube channel
This video has very good information and lots of it. Unfortunately the good Doctor is not that great a presenter. Might I suggest to break up viewing this video into 10 to 15 minute segments.
Excellent video detailing the differences between Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
Video is courtesy of the Self-Care Haven YouTube channel
The first few years (especially the 1st two years) of your life, literally created the type of person that you are today. Attachment Theory has brought forth new discoveries about Human Brain development. It not just about physical needs (blood oxygen etc). Nurture is just as important. Dr. Schore uses the terms “Mother Nature” and also “Mother Nurture“. There is being developed a combined Psychological Development and Biological Development model.
The very young baby has no language. All communications are visual and “emotional”. The baby perceives the world using non-verbal communications. Since the left brain has not started to develop, then all non-verbal communications takes place and develops in the right hemisphere of the brain. The baby communicates and perceives emotion via it’s eyes and “intuition”. As adults we shift to verbal left brain communications
Codependency and Personality Disorders like NPD, BPD and Psychpathy seem to be related to the type of Attachment Trauma experienced by the developing infant. Both the Codependent and the Narcissist seem to have a severe lack of self esteem at their core.
This is a fascinating video where Dr. Schore discusses the cutting edge research, which is changing our knowledge of the development of normal Human Beings and also pf Human Monsters..
Video is courtesy of the Rune Fardal YouTube channel
Click on this line to visit David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages to read the study results from a Research Studies by Dr. Allan Schore which was originally published in: Infant Mental Health Journal, 2001. The Research Study results were titled: “The Effects of a Secure Attachment Relationship on Right Brain Development, Affect Regulation, & Infant Mental Health“.
Dr. Allan Schore discusses “Attachment trauma and the effects of neglect and abuse on the brain“.
The development of severe Psychopathologies occurs during right Brain development, during very early childhood. Attachment Trauma and Abandonment Trauma are all stored in the right hemisphere of the Brain, even before the left hemisphere starts to develop.
That is why Brain Scans of Narcissists, Borderlines and Psychopaths show differences from the general population. Because of Attachment Trauma and Abandonment Trauma, the brains of those with Severe Psychopathologies are unable to to wire themselves normally. It is not nature. It is nurture and the severe lack of nurture which plays a major role in creating those with severe Personality Disorders.
Video is courtesy of the PsychAlive YouTube channel
Two Narcissists often form relationships, as long as they are of two different type of Narcissists. For example a Somatic Narcissist will not compete for the Narcissist Supply needed by a Cerebral Narcissist and so they can both form a couple..
Another common relationship is between someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. The dance of dysfunction.
A female with BPD will try to control the Narcissist. The term “Golden Vagina” comes into play. The Narcissist needs to also be superior and come out on top. The Narcissist is used to controlling others. Being controlled by the person with BPD will unhinge the Narcissist.
A person with BPD can also quickly flip between Loving the Narcissist and Hating the Narcissist, thus triggering the Narcissist’s fear of losing their source of Narcissistic Supply and extreme fear of abandonment. Hence the Dance of Dysfunction.
Video is courtesy of the Dr Judy WTF YouTube channel
Perfect Pathological Couple = Borderline Personality Disorder female with a male Narcissist. The core which they both share is a childhood trauma of being abandoned. In adults this manifests itself as a strong “Fear of Abandonment“. She fears being abandoned and so will put up with the Narcissist’s use and abuse. He has no empathy for her feelings, which triggers her fear of him leaving her, and further establishes his control over her. She feeds his need for Narcissistic Supply and so he fears losing that Narcissistic Supply.
There is a 2nd video, from, Judy Rosenberg, which is more centered on the female with Borderline Personality Disorder.I’ll try to post it at a later date.
Video is courtesy of the Judy Rosenberg YouTube channel