July 17, 2021

Black and white thinking: understanding the pain of BPD splitting

Black and white thinking: understanding the pain of BPD splitting

If you identify with the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (also known as BPD or EUPD), it’s likely you’ve heard of “splitting.” Splitting is a defense mechanism that causes a person to view something or someone in ‘black and white’ terms (i.e., “all good” or “all bad.) This episode is part one in a three-part deep dive series on BPD splitting behaviors. If you identify with BPD, it’s likely you’re not conscious of when you’re splitting or why it happens. This can be a very painful and isolating experience. By listening to this series, you'll finally become aware of these self-sabotaging patterns and become better connected to yourself and those around you. 

💡 Questions answered and topics explored in this series: 

■ What is splitting in BPD? (What exactly is a BPD “split”) 

■ What is the meaning of splitting? 

■ Examples of splitting behavior in BPD 

■ Do people with BPD split on themselves as well as others? 

■ Signs and symptoms of splitting in people who identify with BPD

■ What does splitting in BPD actually feel like? 

■ How to cope with BPD splitting behaviors 

■ How to tell when you’re splitting

■ How long do BPD splitting episodes last? 

■ How to finally stop BPD splitting behaviors 

Disclaimer: information contained in this podcast episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment or consultation with a licensed mental health professional. 


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