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The Concern of People With BPD and Lying

Unfortunately, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is not a well-known or well-understood disease. Even so, many people believe lying is part of the disorder. However, you may be surprised to learn that the link between BPD and deceit is not so clearly defined.

In fact, if you review the symptoms of BPD, lying is nowhere to be found. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses-5th edition, which is the standard source healthcare providers use to make appropriate diagnoses, deceit is not part of BPD’s diagnostic criteria.1

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that those with BPD do not lie or that they aren’t more likely to lie. In fact, many family members and friends of those with BPD cite lying as a major concern in their relationship with their BPD loved one.

Why Lying Occurs in BPD

There are a few potential reasons as to why lying may occur in people with BPD.

Intense Emotions

https://www.verywellmind.com/link-between-borderline-personality-and-lying-q-a-425190

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5 thoughts on “The Concern of People With BPD and Lying

  1. My boyfriend often says that I may have “fake memories” because in BPD, we often dissociate so much that our memory becomes really bad. I often say things that I genuinely believe are true but find out they are actually false so when I lie, it has never been intentional. It can be one of the most frustrating things, not knowing what is real and what is not and can cause many arguments.

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    1. Hello, thankyou for reading my blog. I understand your situation and have seen many alienated children in the same situation. Not sure if your BPD is due to alienation or some other childhood issue but you can get help for this. Have you looked into finding a suitable therapist or counselor you could work with. It think it would really help you and your relationship. I wish you all the best and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help in finding a qualified therapist in your area. Linda

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    2. Hello, thankyou for reading my blog. I understand your situation and have seen many alienated children in the same situation. Not sure if your BPD is due to alienation or some other childhood issue but you can get help for this. Have you looked into finding a suitable therapist or counselor you could work with. It think it would really help you and your relationship. I wish you all the best and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help in finding a qualified therapist in your area.

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      1. No problem! I have a counsellor but she doesn’t understand what BPD is and neither do all the other counsellors I’ve ever had. I guess to find a qualified counsellor then I would have to pay but they’re so expensive and I don’t earn much 😭

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