I am doing this 31 days of BPD challenge because of the stigma associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. It is probably one of the last talked about (honestly) and explained from personal experience than any other mental illness. All these prompts have to do with characteristics of BPD, whether to do with specific symptoms and criteria of the illness or vague questions about items that are related to the illness, ex questions about specific relationships.
- Day 23: How do you think other people see you?
I think other people see me as a goofy and nice person. I’ve been told by acquaintances that I am funny, smart, witty and a good mother. I think that my close family and friends see me as; caring, needy at times, a good mother, funny, and compassionate. I think my family sees me as someone who is trying really hard to be a better person. They know all my flaws and about all my past mistakes. I’ve heard multiple times from family and my ex-husband, “You are not the same person you were 4 years ago, you have come a long way.”
My favorite quote from my favorite philosopher is my headline. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”