Personality disorders are mental health conditions that involve pathologically rigid behaviors and impairments in cognitive functioning. Left untreated, they can create chaos in a person's public and personal life.

There are three categories of personality disorders: cluster A, cluster B and cluster C. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) falls under cluster B, whose hallmark symptoms include unstable, eccentric and overly emotional patterns of behavior and thinking. For people with BPD, these impulsive behaviors are often risky, including unsafe promiscuity, one of the most common symptomatic manifestations.

What does it mean to have BPD?

Experiencing BPD is like living on a psychological roller coaster. Relationships, emotions, self-perception and even professional lives are unpredictable, even though this condition often stems from an aversion to instability. Risk factors include genetic predisposition, neurological abnormalities and prior trauma, particularly during childhood. Some