In this video I discuss how jealousy and envy relate to the expression of borderline personality disorder traits and components.
Which do you think is more impactful for those with BPD?
Envy is a two-person situation whereas jealousy is a three-person situation. Envy is a reaction to lacking something. Jealousy is a reaction to the threat of losing something (usually someone).
BPD factors related to jealousy:
• Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment J
• Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self. E
• A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships with extremes of idealization and devaluation. J & E
• Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). J & E
• Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior. J & E
• Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days). J & E
• Chronic feelings of emptiness. J & E
• Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights). J & E
• Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation - occurs most frequently in response to a real or imagined abandonment. J & E
Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Texas, international speaker, and award winning author. He has been specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for over 15 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, burnout prevention, and emotional intelligence.
He has published several articles in these areas and is the author of:
The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook: An Integrative Program to Understand and Manage Your BPD --COMING SOON--
Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook: Treatment Strategies for Cluster B Personality Disorders (IPBA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner): https://goo.gl/BLRkFy
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Toolbox: 55 Practical Treatment Techniques for Clients, Their Parents & Their Children: https://www.amazon.com/Narcissistic-Personality-Disorder-Toolbox-Techniques/dp/1683731522/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530470509&sr=8-1&keywords=fox+narcissistic
The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders: https://goo.gl/ZAVe9v
Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for over 15 years at various universities across the United States, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He is currently a staff psychologist in the federal prison system, Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Houston, as well as maintaining a private practice that specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with complex psychopathology and personality disorders.
Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, treatment solutions for treating clients along the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum, emotional intelligence, managing mental health within the prison system, and others. Dr. Fox maintains a website of various treatment interventions focused on working with and attenuating the symptomatology related to individuals along the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum (www.drdfox.com).
Dr. Fox’s website: http://www.drdfox.com/
Amazon Author’s Page: amazon.com/author/drfox
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Laura A. Stockdale, Sarah M. Coyne, David A. Nelson, and Daniel H. Erickson (2015). Borderline personality disorder features, jealousy, and cyberbullying in adolescence. Personality and Individual Differences, 83: 148-153.