Borderline Personality Disorder: Heroic Martyr or Emotional Vampire?

Borderline Personality Disorder: Heroic Martyr or Emotional Vampire?

Another very interesting article. A perspective which differs a little from some of the other articles I have posted here. Emotional Vampire did seem right , at least in as far at it seemed to me that she was holding me completely responsible for her emotional state. Not responsible for things I had done, which would be fair enough, but rather more in terms of when she didn’t feel good about herself it was a punishable offense for me not to shower her with kindness, with compliments, with anything that would make her feel better about herself. Not only was I to do this on demand at any moment, but I was also to do this in a particular way. I couldn’t just say “You’re really good at that”, referring to something she was doing at the time, but she would insist that I elaborate about what it was that made me think she was good at whatever she was doing, and in detail. If I didn’t go into detail she would get angry, sometimes very angry, and derogatory. It seemed to me she was unable to manage her own emotions, or at very least unwilling.

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