I just finished another course, this time on positive psychology & resilience. Btw, you can do it too, if you’re into learning something new. Which got me thinking a bit more about the bright side of pretty much everything.
So, you think that your borderline traits are only negative? Think again. 😉
Strengths and qualities of BPD
Empathy, compassion and intuition – people with BPD are also highly sensitive. Which allows them to be more empathetic towards others. A study has shown that people with BPD are able to read facial expressions and emotions better than those without BPD. I can tell from my own point that I can read people way too well and this isn’t only good. Sometimes I’d rather know less because I’m still not the best when it comes to coping with my emotions. But once I learn, this might become a true superpower.
Curiosity and creativity – high sensitivity allows for greater curiosity in the minds of those with BPD who many times turn their emotions into art and other creative ways.
I like photography btw. And video editing, I also tried audio editing, I sang, danced, draw, paint… I absolutely love art, writing, and learning new things. And painting my hair. 😀 If I weren’t afraid of needles, I’d love to cover my body with some amazing tattoos too.
Courage – people with BPD are known for being bolder.
Passion – being highly sensitive and more emotional gives you more passion. There may be struggles with attachment and fears of abandonment, but these come from manifestations of love. People with BPD can be highly committed and loyal.
I can be really intense. When I love, I truly love and find it very hard to let go.
It all comes down to your focus. We can’t influence everything in our lives, but thankfully, we can influence our thoughts. If they’re happy, we can be happier. So it’s worth focusing on the bright side of everything more than on the dark.
You can find even more BPD goods in the article below.
Can you spot anything good in your diagnosis too (it doesn’t have to be BPD)?