Self-hatred is so strong with Borderline Personality that you can’t always see the hidden strength that comes with your disorder. I’m not glorifying the torturous experience you go through. However, recovery teaches you to recognize both the helpful and the harmful aspects of something. It’s how we get a more complete picture of reality.
“The complete reality of BPD is more than just pure pain and suffering. You have a brain that is uniquely adapted to pick up on information that a less sensitive person might ignore. Which means you are more likely to recognize when a friend is hurting, more capable of picking up on a subtle threat, and more in-tune to your environment.”
As you probably know, this is a blessing and a curse. But instead of focusing on the curse, let’s focus on the way these special traits give you the strength to do something powerful. They provide you with the passion and insight to recognize the needs of your loved ones and your community and respond by creating change.