Borderline Personality Disorder

BPD: A pervasive disorder of the emotion regulation system

Social cognition in borderline personality disorder
Frontiers in Neuroscience. 14 January 2013 Volume6|Article 195 | 1
Stefan Roepke, et al.
Department of Psychiatry, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany

research consistently shows that BPD patients have biases in mental state attribution (e.g., evaluate others as malevolent)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe psychiatric condition characterized by a
pervasive pattern of marked impulsivity and instability in affects, self-image …

affective instability

aggressive outbursts

increased emotional reactivity

found that BPD patients had a tendency to assume that “the world and others are dangerous and malevolent” (Pretzer,1990; Arntzetal., 2004).
Borderline personality disorder
Lancet 2004; 364: 453–61
Klaus Lieb

intense unstable relationships, which are characterised by two separate but interlocking types of problem. The first is a profound fear of abandonment, which tends to manifest itself in desperate efforts to avoid being left alone—eg, calling people on the phone repeatedly or physically clinging to them. The second is a tumultuous quality to close relationships, which are marked by frequent arguments, repeated breakups, and reliance on a series of maladaptive strategies that can both anger and frighten others—eg, highly emotional or unpredictable responses.

Thomas Fleischmann

Thomas Fleischmann
Sep 2014

Thomas Fleischmann has been an emergency physician since 1982. Since 2005 he has worked as the director of emergency medical units in Germany and Switzerland. As well as being a fellow of the British College of Emergency Medicine and the European Society for Emergency Medicine, Dr. Fleischmann holds a Master of Health Business Administration. In addition to frequently holding speeches about emergency medicine topics, he is also the editor of two textbooks on emergency medicine and has written many academic papers on the topic.

Watson, my life coach

I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach
December 22, 2015

Watson > Personality insights

Watson > Tone analyzer

Person-environment fit

Jul 11, 2012
Natalie Baumgartner. Co-founder of Round Pegg


Your personality and your brain
Scott Schwefel
TEDxBrookings. December 15, 2014
Insights Discovery Color Energies
Cool Blue
Fiery Red
Earth Green
Sunshine Yellow

Is Your Personality Fixed?

Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?
Invisibilia. June 24, 2016

Walter Mischel  had some basic assumptions about personality. The first was that people had different personalities, and that those personalities could be defined by certain traits, such as extroversion, conscientiousness, sociability.

personality researchers liked to argue about which traits were most important. But they never argued about the underlying premise of their field — that whatever traits you had were stable throughout your life and consistent across different situations.

he didn’t find much support for the idea that personality is stable. “I expected to find that the assumptions would be justified,” he says, “and then I started reading study after study that found that actually the data didn’t support it.”

Mischel ended up writing a book called Personality and Assessment in 1968 that challenged some of the most basic ideas we have about the role personality plays in our lives. He said that the idea that our personality traits are consistent is pretty much a mirage.

Mischel’s most famous experiment, called the marshmallow test, which he first conducted in 1960.


Personality Tests
Talk of the Nation. 2004 (32 min)

Can you really test someone for integrity?
Adrian Furnham. Professor of Psychology at University College London
August 11, 2015

Integrity Tests