an angel! She is your very best friend ever. You met your
new boss just yesterday, but you can tell she is the greatest!
It's your second day at a new job, and she brought you coffee
and muffins. She's so thoughtful and sensitive! You can
tell that she's the sort of person who would never hurt
like that ass you worked for at your last job. You stayed
at work for long hours working on that report, and he never
even noticed. He asked you to change one of the charts;
he said it was inaccurate. Well, it wasn't your fault! He
gave you the data. If he wanted you to double-check his
sources, he should have said so. And you told him as much.
told him that if he had the least bit of decency, he would
have stayed up late with you to help you finish. Why did
he have to race home? As if his wife couldn't spare him
for one evening. He must think that you don't have a life,
that you have nothing better to do than work late. Well,
you've had plenty of boyfriends. You could have a different
one every night if you wanted.
should have said that. Maybe you'll call him up tonight
and give him an earful. But for now, you'll just have one
of those muffins.
chapter covers the following topics:
Is Exceedingly Fragile in Borderline Personality Disorder
Emotions and Behavior Are Poorly Regulated in Borderline
Personalities Desperately Distrust and Depend on Others
Do Borderline Personality Traits Develop?
to Cope with Borderline Personality Traits
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks
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